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Re: stability of root em unit spec

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 17:06:39 +0100
Message-ID: <18788.54031.560629.977835@opera.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, "Mikko Rantalainen" <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>, www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:

 > Shifting the discussion a moment...
 > On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
 > > I'm still working on this draft -- adding gr and fr units and such.
 > > The draft will be announced on this list when it's ready for review.
 > 
 > Are there any plans to stabilize the name of the flex unit across all
 > CSS modules?  You use "fr" (short for 'fraction'), and I know the Grid
 > Positioning and Template Layout modules use "*".  There's also an
 > argument for using "fl" (short for 'flexible'), though I don't believe
 > that usage is attested in any current modules.

CSS Grid Positioning Module Level 3 uses 'fr':

  http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-grid/

as does GCPM

  http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-gcpm/

The unit will stabilize as 'fr' unless this group (or the WG) revolts.

 > I'm personally against "fr" as I feel that "fraction" or "fractional"
 > is somewhat opaque to the actual operation of the unit, but I'm mainly
 > just interested in seeing a consistent name be established.

Noted. 

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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