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Box: Using "start" as a value for textAlign doesn't add text alignment

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🐛 Bug report

Current behavior

Using "start" as a value for textAlign prop doesn’t add any text alignment. This means it is impossible to left align content that is nested under a component with a different text alignment.

Steps to reproduce the bug

You can see a reproduction of this issue in this Sandbox I

CleanShot 2022-01-06 at 19 34 23@2x

Expected behavior

You should be able to left align content, no matter what the parent styles are.

Possible solutions

Currently, the textAlign property defaults to “start”, which ends up being a no-op:

I think it would make sense for textAlign to not have a default value, and then make "start" behave the same way as the other values like "center" and "end".


  • @doist/reactist version: 11.0.0
  • react version: 17.0.2
  • Browser: Chrome

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:5 (5 by maintainers)

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pauloslundcommented, Jan 31, 2022

@gnapse I did! Although I just created the PR for it now

gnapsecommented, Jan 26, 2022

@pauloslund did you end up doing something about this?

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