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HTML & CSS input field does not respect flexbox layout

hebrerillo

New Coder
Hello there!

I need help! Why is the input growing so much that it overflows the flex container?
However, if you comment the input and remove the comment on the '.div-grow' element, this one respects the flexbox layout.

In fact, if the 'flex-grow:1' is removed form the input, it still grows so much.

Code:
<html>
    <head>
        <style>
            .flex-container {
                width: 400px;
                height: 200px;
                border: 1px solid black;
                display: flex;
                align-items: start;
            }
            
            .input-grow, .div-grow {
                flex-grow: 1;
                border: 1px solid red;
                font-size: 29px;
            }
            
            .div-no-grow {
                border: 1px solid blue;
            }
            
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="flex-container">
            <input class="input-grow" type="text" placeholder="Type text..." />
            <!--<div class="div-grow">I grow</div>-->
            <div class="div-no-grow">I do not grow</div>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>

Thank you!!
 

hebrerillo

New Coder
Give a width to your input.
Hello BGB...
I am kind of shocked...

If I set a width to the '.input-grow' element now it works...

Code:
<html>
    <head>
        <style>
            .flex-container {
                width: 400px;
                height: 200px;
                border: 1px solid black;
                display: flex;
                align-items: start;
            }
            
            .input-grow, .div-grow {
                flex-grow: 1;
                border: 1px solid red;
                font-size: 29px;
                width: 1px; /*why is this working????*/
            }
            
            .div-no-grow {
                border: 1px solid blue;
            }
            
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="flex-container">
            <input class="input-grow" type="text" placeholder="Type text..." />
            <!--<div class="div-grow">I grow</div>-->
            <div class="div-no-grow">I do not grow</div>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>

It works even setting a width of 1px!! Why??

Anyway, thanks a lot!!!!
 
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