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Re: [css-display] Refactoring 'display', got a crazy idea

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 10:17:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD3LS3e-FA3ceDwhHn2r0hEpnmdkqE-GG8uODJoEko-jA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> The idea is that "flow-root" is the term that actually invokes a block
> formatting context.  Elements with "flow" instead layout within a
> shared BFC.  Thus, "block-level flow" is like display:block, but
> automatically invokes a BFC.  Doing this without hacks like 'overflow'
> has been a long-standing request, and it nicely fills this hole in the
> grammar space.

Ugh, I meant that "block-level flow-root" is like display:block, but
automatically invokes a BFC.  (Or, in the simplified grammar this
allows, "block flow-root", or just "flow-root", since an omitted
"outside" value defaults to "block".)

~TJ
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