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Re: [css-grid] About "infinitely growable" tracks in the sizing algorithm

From: Sergio Villar Senin <svillar@igalia.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:01:03 +0100
Message-ID: <54D08E4F.4040409@igalia.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 02/02/15 19:04, Peter Salas wrote:
> Sergio Villar Senin wrote:
>> I was lately wondering why we need this thing of "mark/unmark as infinitely
>> growable"[1] step in the track sizing algorithm. I'm including some Microsoft
>> folks on Cc because this comes from the initial algorithm. My point is, I think
>> having something like this is useless as it does not add any specific new
>> behavior to the algorithm. Let me explain why.
>> The last two steps of "Increase sizes to accommodate spanning items"
>> section are only run for those tracks whose max track sizing function is max-
>> content (tracks with min-content as max track sizing function are only
>> considered for the first of those two steps).
>> So we have two possibilities when evaluating intrinsic maximums:
>> 1- the growth limit does not change from infinite to finite: then the track is
>> still infinitely growable for the last step and we don't need to mark anything
>> as infinitely growable.
>> 2- the growth limit changes from infinite to finite: in this case we don't need
>> to mark anything as infinitely growable, because when evaluating the max-
>> content maximums all those tracks will be eligible to grow beyond limits (as
>> they're max-content) so they'll effectively behave as if they were infinitely
>> growable.
>> Am I missing something?
> I think this is the same question that we discussed here: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Mar/0512.html
> Does that thread answer your question?

It makes total sense and indeed answers my question. Thanks.

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