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Re: [css3-flexbox] spec contradicts itself about display: table-row; flex items

From: Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@google.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 14:04:44 -0700
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To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Christian Biesinger
> <cbiesinger@google.com> wrote:
>> Hm... in that case I'd like to ask, why is this behavior desirable? It
>> seems like lots of complexity for little gain compared to just
>> promoting the display types to block.
>
> The gain is that you get to rely on the same box-construction rules
> that you get inside of block layout.  It's not good if two naked
> table-cells wrap themselves in a table in block layout, but break in
> flexbox layout.

OK then... I filed a bug to fix the behavior in Chrome, though I'm
unconvinced how useful this behavior is.

(https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=243056)

-christian
Received on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:05:11 UTC

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