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I have the following mock setup:
Content - A simple component that contains content.
Layout - Auto-layouted component with a header, grid placeholder, and a link (marked with red for illustration purposes).
Content blocks - Pre-made combinations of content that I intend to swap out the placeholder instance in “layout” for.
All the content blocks have their autolayout height set to “hug content”. The placeholder instance has its height set to hug content. When I start swapping out the placeholder for blocks, you can see how the entire instance grows and shrinks vertically, as intended. However, when I swap for the 1280px variant, then suddenly the instance autolayout height is set to “fixed” which breaks vertical layout as you can see with placeholder instance not growing after the content block height.
Why does the instance reset to “fixed” height despite both the variant and instnace it is swapped into have their height set to “hug content”? The only difference is that one is auto-layouted vertically and other horizontally, but why would it matter?