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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:39:59 -0700
Message-ID: <51EDA6AF.1080202@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 12/08/2012 12:27 AM, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu wrote:
> (12/12/04 6:23), Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> Okay, based on this thread and the existing browser behavior, we've
>> clarified step 11 in the layout algo to say that it looks at the
>> *computed* value of the cross-size property to tell whether it can
>> stretch or not.  Based on the errata mentioned in this thread, that
>> means that percentages which later turn into auto behavior won't get
>> stretched.
>
> I think we should avoid using "computed value" here because it's just
> very confusing to any reader of CSS 2.1 before the bug raised by Anton
> is resolved[1]. Why can't we just say "specified value" here, if I
> understand the change correctly? It would then not depend on reading the
> mailing list to get the intended behavior.
>
> I was in fact very confused and thought that this change makes a
> "height: 20%; align-self: stretch;" flex item stretch and wrote a longer
> mail against this wording.
>
> [1] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15392

Well, we finally got the errata updated:
   http://www.w3.org/Style/css2-updates/REC-CSS2-20110607-errata.html#s.10.5a

Maybe someday there'll be a CSS2.1 spec update to go with it.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 22 July 2013 21:40:28 UTC

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