ISSUE-164: Flexbox specification unclear on determination of flex item's baseline.

Flexbox specification unclear on determination of flex item's baseline.

State:
CLOSED
Product:
css-flexbox
Raised by:
Norbert Lindenberg
Opened on:
2012-07-11
Description:
Sections 8.3 and 8.5 of the Flexbox specification use a flex item's baseline, but don't say how that baseline is determined. CSS 2.1 defines baselines for inline tables and inline blocks, the first as the baseline of the first row of the table, the second as the baseline of its last line box in the normal flow. The latter doesn't seem likely to result in the layout shown in figure 10 in section 8.3, which seems to align based on first lines. Some clarification would be welcome.

Version reviewed: editor's draft, 9 July 2012
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/

Koji pointed out that baseline was discussed on www-style@ recently:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Apr/0414.html
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Related emails:
  1. Re: I18N-ISSUE-164: Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline. [CSS3-flexbox] (from jackalmage@gmail.com on 2012-07-12)
  2. Re: I18N-ISSUE-164: Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline. [CSS3-flexbox] (from prowse@moonhenge.net on 2012-07-12)
  3. Re: I18N-ISSUE-164: Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline. [CSS3-flexbox] (from jackalmage@gmail.com on 2012-07-11)
  4. Re: Comments on CSS Flexbox (from w3@norbertlindenberg.com on 2012-07-11)
  5. I18N-ISSUE-164: Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline. [CSS3-flexbox] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2012-07-11)

Related notes:

Resolved

Richard Ishida, 2 Nov 2012, 13:16:04

Changelog:

Created issue 'Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline.' nickname owned by Norbert Lindenberg on product CSS3-flexbox, description 'Sections 8.3 and 8.5 of the Flexbox specification use a flex item's baseline, but don't say how that baseline is determined. CSS 2.1 defines baselines for inline tables and inline blocks, the first as the baseline of the first row of the table, the second as the baseline of its last line box in the normal flow. The latter doesn't seem likely to result in the layout shown in figure 10 in section 8.3, which seems to align based on first lines. Some clarification would be welcome.

Version reviewed: editor's draft, 9 July 2012
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/

Koji pointed out that baseline was discussed on www-style@ recently:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Apr/0414.html
' non-public

Norbert Lindenberg, 11 Jul 2012, 21:42:00

title changed to 'Flexbox specification unclear on determination of flex item's baseline.'

Norbert Lindenberg, 11 Jul 2012, 21:45:42

Status changed to 'closed'

Richard Ishida, 2 Nov 2012, 13:16:04


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