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Re: [css-flexbox] Abspos change web compat risk

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:27:03 -0700
To: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <58f857ec-45b2-c5bc-c2fd-7f480d6519a0@mozilla.com>
FWIW, I'm planning on focusing on the Firefox version of this bug in the
next month or so.

(To be fair, that's approximately the state I've been in for quite a
while now, and other priorities have just been taking my attention.  But
I think it's really going to happen now.)

~Daniel

On 04/20/2016 11:14 AM, Greg Whitworth wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I brought this up to Tab at the CSS F2F meeting that the change to how abspos items are placed in a flex container broke Google docs. We now have a bug that has broken flipboard.com for the same issue, here is a reduction[1] of the issue.
>> I personally agree with the change as it makes sense with all of the align-content props that are in flex and grid. I personally don't think we should revert 
>> this change, but also wanted to have a WG discussion regarding it.
>> At this point, IE is the only one that has made this change (that I'm aware of) so I have attached a screenshot to show the issue as well (I don't believe this 
>> change made it into the tech preview) for discussion.
>> Thanks,
>> Greg
>> [1] http://jsbin.com/yexone/5/edit?html,css,output
> 
> Hey everyone,
> 
> It has been over a year with no other implementation of this aspect of the spec besides Microsoft Edge, so I figured I'd provide an update. We continue to see bugs incoming due to this inconsistency. If anyone here that represents a browser vendor could please encourage their flex developers to make this change so that we can keep this capability for abspos flex items. I fear that if Blink/Gecko/Webkit wait too much longer the web compat pain will be too high and may require a specification change and create an inconsistent model between that of flex & grid.
> 
> Here is a good testcase for this change: http://jsbin.com/xowulasica/edit?html,css,output
> 
> Here are the relative bugs on the vendors for this change:
> 
> Webkit: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=156798
> Blink: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=517265
> Gecko: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=874718
> 
> Thanks,
> Greg
> 
> 
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