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Re: Box Reordering

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 17:20:50 -0700
Message-ID: <4BFB17E2.1090000@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 05/24/2010 04:53 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> One of my coworkers was looking at my new flexbox draft, and asked me
> why flex-index was limited to flexbox children only.
>
> I didn't have a good answer for him.  Flex units are limited to
> flexbox children, because they don't work properly in normal flow (so
> far - I'm interested in seeing if we can do something reasonable with
> them later).  But does content-reordering cause any similar problems?
>
> It would certainly be *confusing* given a lot of current spec text
> that plays loose with the distinction between elements and boxes.  But
> I suspect that it's doable.  It may have to wait for a proper spec
> detailing the creation and structure of the box-tree from the
> element-tree, though, so we can unambiguously talk about element-tree
> order and display-tree order.
>
> Does this sound like something vaguely reasonable?  Should I worry
> about renaming flex-index to box-index to allow for this ability in
> the future?  Should I leave it alone, and just define flex-index as a
> synonym for box-index if we end up doing this later?

To me, 'flex-index' sounds like property that controls flex, not one
that controls box order.

Just sayin'.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 00:21:28 GMT

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