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Re: [css-grid] repeat(auto) issue

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:32:20 -0400
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Cc: CSS WG <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55F89C74.7010203@inkedblade.net>
On 05/07/2015 06:35 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> [btw, can you use the standard plain-text quoting character ">"
> instead of "±"?  The latter isn't recognized as blockquoting by most
> tools.]
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 1:56 PM, François REMY
> <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com> wrote:
>> Tab Atkins said:
>>> Oh!  You mean that you may or may not have enough items to fill a single
>>> line, and if you don't have enough, you'd like the grid to only generate as
>>> many columns as needed?
>> Exactly ^_^ I thought it would be clear with my initial mail:
>>> If I want the amount of repetitions to be constrained by a max-width
>>> constrain AND by the amount of repetitions required to display all items
>>> of the grid (to preserve the right horizontal centering), then I’m out
>>> of luck right now.
> We discussed this, and we agree it's a reasonable use-case.  We could
> perhaps branch the repeat(auto,...) syntax to have two auto keyword,
> "auto-fill" and "auto-fit", where auto-fit automatically drops empty
> repetitions after placement but before layout.  We'll need to give it
> some more thought and ask the WG what they think.

To close off on this, the WG resolved to accept this solution,
and it is now edited into the spec:

Please take a look and let us know if there's anything else that needs
fixing (or if we made any mistakes in the edits).

Received on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:32:48 UTC

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