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Re: [css3-text] Balance Text proposal: shrinking containers

From: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:47:43 +1100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <20130131084743.GA32595@bowman.infotech.monash.edu.au>
If one were to propose a feature that allowed blocks to shrink to fit the
actual line widths, then:

It occurs to me that this can introduce a circular dependency in width 
calculations between parent and children (via width of containing block).
However, circularities don't occur much in the main use cases given so far, 
so I think it's fine to continue CSS 2.1's approach to width circularities
if such a feature were introduced:

  # If the containing block's width depends on this element's width, then
  # the resulting layout is undefined in CSS 2.1.

Received on Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:48:08 UTC

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