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Re: [css-sizing] Definition of preferred content

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:36:19 -0500
Message-ID: <54C2E903.1010102@inkedblade.net>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/13/2014 01:09 PM, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Monday 2014-10-13 10:01 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Oct 13, 2014 9:57 AM, "Simon Sapin" <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
>>> http://dbaron.org/css/intrinsic/#intrinsic has a definition of
>> max-content (preferred intrinsic width) that is not circular and does not
>> involve layout.
>>
>> Preferred and max-content are not identical in all cases.
>
> Really?  In
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2007OctDec/0267.html
> we resolved to rename the concept there to max-content.

We did. And then we realized there are two very similar concepts
that are identical except for multi-col elements.

preferred-size for a multicol with both column-width and column-count
is column-width*column-count. However its max-content size can be
larger than that, since the column-width functions as a minimum and
will grow as the container grows.

~fantasai
Received on Saturday, 24 January 2015 00:37:14 UTC

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