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Re: [css-grid] Using automatic (instead of min-content) minimums for 'auto' tracks

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 17:18:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCLR-v0B8EoRb2k7KF1o04FX8dAN-iM==Kx4-abOEjXgA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sergio Villar Senin <svillar@igalia.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:11 AM, Sergio Villar Senin <svillar@igalia.com> wrote:
> On 12/01/15 21:43, fantasai wrote:
>> The Grid spec, for 'auto' sized columns, uses the min-content size of
>> the items
>> to find the base size of the track. After some discussion, Tab, Rossen,
>> Greg and
>> I think it makes more sense to use the specified minimum size (via
>> 'min-width'
>> and 'min-height'). To get sensible behavior by default, we'll honor
>> 'min-size: auto'
>> as 'min-size: min-content' just like in Flexbox.
> I've started to implement this for Blink and WebKit and I have found
> some issues that I'd like to expose here:
> 1) It's about setting the initial value of min-size as 'auto' for grid
> items. IMHO referring to the behavior in flexbox is a bit suboptimal. I
> know that the spec editors are the same and that the development of both
> layout systems is a bit entangled but for a guy with a reasonably good
> knowledge of the grid specs like me, reading the description of 'auto'
> in flexbox[1] is kind of alien language (full of flexbox jargon).

We've copied the Flexbox definition over and translated it into Grid
terms. Let us know if there are any lingering problems, or something
doesn't make sense.

~TJ and fantasai
Received on Friday, 8 May 2015 00:18:51 UTC

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