Re: [css3-flexbox] does flex-basis affect flex container intrinsic sizes?

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Daniel Holbert <> wrote:
> On 02/13/2014 01:10 PM, Peter Salas wrote:
>> The relevant part of the editor's draft seems to be section 9.8:
>> "The main-size min-content/max-size contribution of a flex item is its outer hypothetical main size when sized under a min-content/max-size constraint (respectively)."
>> The first rule for calculating the hypothetical main size is to use the flex basis, but is 9.8 saying that the flex basis should be ignored for calculating the min-content/max-size contributions?
> This looks to me like just an oversight/bug in Chrome & Firefox.
> I think it makes more sense to use the (flex-basis-based) hypothetical
> main size, as you suggest & as the spec seems to require. That way, we
> won't end up with weird cases where an auto-sized flex container has way
> too much (or too little) space.
> (I've filed to fix
> this in Gecko, as long as there's agreement here on what the correct
> behavior should be.)

As far as I can tell, the spec already says this.  9.8 says to use the
hypothetical main size, when sized under a min/max constraint.
Following that link, the hypothetical main size calculation uses the
flex-basis to figure things out.

Am I missing something, or is this already taken care of?


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