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RE: [css-flexbox] Behaviour of percentage heights in column direction

From: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:39:43 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Jon Rimmer <jon.rimmer@gmail.com>
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> Absolutely, the IE/FF behaviour is preferable, and I'd prefer every browser to
> match it. The problem seems to be the that definition of a "definite" size
> within the spec leaves scope for different implementations to disagree about
> what is and isn't definite, based on how they go about resolving constraints.
> By the letter of the law, as laid out in the spec algorithm, it would seem that
> Chrome is correct in treating these flex items as indefinite, even if we can
> see they effectively *are* definite.
> I don't know what the answer is to that. Maybe the algorithm in the spec
> needs to be changed to reflect whatever FF/IE are doing with respect to
> determining that certain flex items don't need to have their content
> measured.
> Jon

What do you think Tab? I am more than willing to open a Chrome bug for this, I've had three flex interop bugs in the past week from live sites and this seems like one we'll hit sooner rather than later and I would prefer to avoid it. 

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