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RE: [css-flexbox] Should "max-width" influence the resolved flex base size? (from default "flex-basis:auto;width:auto")

From: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:58:45 +0000
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>
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> Hmm, you are right, it is 'hypothetical main size' that is constrained by max
> size, but flex is applied to 'flex base size'. It's been a while since I've looked at
> that.
> 
> The last line in 9.2.3 that says...
> 
> 	The hypothetical main size is the item’s flex base size
> 	clamped according to its min and max main size properties.
> 
> ... seems to imply that 'flex base size' is not clamped to min/max. Otherwise
> it would be identical to 'hypothetical main size', wouldn't it? Perhaps it should
> have a note similar to what it had earlier, something like "Do not apply
> min/max-width/height constraints to flex base size. Doing so before
> resolving flex lengths can make content size unavailable to the algorithm and
> produce inferior results."

Dangit, that sounds so much better than the note I suggested!!
Received on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:59:17 UTC

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