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Re: Flexbox Draft, with pictures!

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 09:52:12 +0200
To: "Ojan Vafai" <ojan@chromium.org>, "David Hyatt" <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vdaytabd64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 26 May 2010 03:00:19 +0200, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:
> I'm not saying "box" is great and would welcome other suggestions, but  
> flexing is a property of the children, not of the container.  The  
> container itself doesn't flex.  Calling something a "flex" because the  
> children inside it get flexed seems weird to me.

I think most authors (myself included) don't really care about the  
semantics and just want a simple memorable name. "flex" seems simpler than  
"flexbox" to me. The suffix "box" also seems weird as everything is a box  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 07:53:04 UTC

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