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Re: [css3-flexbox] stretch apply to percentage heights WAS: Children of flex items ignoring cross-axis percentage length

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:21:50 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAqCXZ8Mx_CuR-kK7uQgJRa1WUzMBLs9LyS=vXX3Tt6Nw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: Rudolph Gottesheim <r.gottesheim@loot.at>, Morten Stenshorne <mstensho@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> http://jsfiddle.net/GgzGf/6/
> If a percentage height doesn't apply (e.g. because it's standards mode and
> the containing block is auto-sized), should stretch apply to that flex item?
> Currently in WebKit and, per the flexbox spec, it does not. I don't feel
> strongly either way. Just want to confirm that this is the desired behavior.

Actually, according to 2.1
<http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#the-height-property>, a
non-resolvable percentage height should *compute* to auto, which means
that "stretch" should apply to it.

So it looks like our current behavior is a bug - you shouldn't see any
blue in your testcase.

Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:22:37 UTC

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