IE11 does not remove absolutely positioned child from flexbox layout

Fixed Issue #12500543


Ben K.
Jun 26, 2017
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Steps to reproduce

See this codepen for a test case.

According to the Flexbox spec:

As it is out-of-flow, an absolutely-positioned child of a flex container does not participate in flex layout.

The expected behaviour of the test case would be that the blue element is positioned to the far right of the flex container by justify-content: space-between;, with the orange element below. This is the case in Edge, Firefox, and Chrome. However, in IE11 and on Windows Phone, the space for the absolutely positioned element is still added. See screenshots below. This applies to both real and pseudo-elements (:before, :after, etc).


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are not accepting feedback on Internet Explorer through this portal any longer (unless security related). However, we are pleased to report this feature is fixed in Edge mobile version 15063.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

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