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Re: [css-flexbox] new abspos logic

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 14:34:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD+Sh9+E9+4kUP21zPhHVELDc8V2kByOds+CXucumFccA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@google.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:32 PM, Christian Biesinger
<cbiesinger@google.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the explanations. I feel like 9.1 (.0) should not say
> "Absolutely-positioned children of a flex container do not participate
> in flex layout" anymore, because they kind of do, just in a special
> way. Maybe make that say "Absolutely-positioned children of a flex
> container participate in flex layout according to section 4.1 only".

They don't participate in flex layout.  They do a special thing that
invokes a simplified version of flex layout.  But flex layout itself,
as in, the layout of the flex container via the layout algorithm, does
not let abspos children participate.

Received on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 21:35:09 UTC

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