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Re: [css-flexbox] Handling Anonymous Table Boxes

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 21:50:47 -0800
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@gmail.com>, Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>, Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Message-ID: <564185B7.20008@inkedblade.net>
On 07/17/2015 12:56 PM, fantasai wrote:
> The spec currently requires that we do box fixup before determining
> flex items:
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-css-flexbox-1-20150514/#flex-items
> This was discussed originally in this thread:
>    [1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013May/0508.html
>    [2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Jul/0462.html
>    [3] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Jul/0473.html
>
> Chrome doesn't follow the spec in this case--it turns table cells into
> flex items. Which, as I had pointed out [2], has the nice ability to
> create a fallback rendering. The argument for not changing it was that
> nobody cares. [3]
>
> However, at least some people do care: see e.g. slide 39, which despite
> the fact that it would result in layouts that only work properly in
> Chrome, uses this technique:
>    http://zomigi.com/downloads/Enhancing-Responsiveness-with-Flexbox_CSS-Day_150612.pdf
>
> Should we change the spec to make internal table display types just
> turn themselves into flex items, instead of triggering anonymous box
> generation?

Fwiw, the CSSWG resolved to accept this change this here:
   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Sep/0038.html

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 05:51:21 UTC

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