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Re: [css3-flexbox] Flexbox issues

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:41:21 -0700
Message-ID: <s2ydd0fbad1004151241sd4889e94hab576bec1f53cc55@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> Separate issue!
>
> box-orient and box-lines appear to be part of the basic concept of
> "what type of flow model is this"?  As well, it doesn't look like
> they'd ever be the sort of thing you might change on a box.  You'll
> set them alongside the display:box declaration as an atomic unit.
> This suggests to me that these can be usefully combined together, and
> just expressed in the display value.
>
> Andrew happens to do this already, with his four values for flow,
> 'vertical', 'vertical-flow', 'horizontal', and 'horizontal-flow'.  I'd
> probably use *-wrap for the wrapping versions, but whatever.
>
> The only problem with this is that Flexbox has *four* values for
> box-orient; two physical and two writing-mode-oriented.  Are the
> latter two very important?  Are they, or something similar, used in
> XUL currently?

Additionally, how are box-direction and box-ordinal-group used in XUL?
 Trying to get a feel for the actual use-cases for these features.  I
wouldn't have come up with either of them if I was designing them on
my own.  ^_^
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