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Re: [css3-flexbox] flexbox questions

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 21:53:58 -0700
Cc: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0FCE87BB-4ECE-477C-AE21-305BBAA8FF57@gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>

On May 26, 2010, at 8:37 PM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brad Kemper [mailto:brad.kemper@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:10 PM
>> 
>> I thought 'start' values were supposed to be based on the writing direction of
>> text. If it is not that kind of start, then maybe it should be called something
>> else (like 'pack:begin').
> 
> If I were to define 'start' in the way it applies to text, tables, Flexbox etc. I would say it applies to "the most relevant primary direction".  If Flexbox has its own 'direction' property, It would be most logical for its 'start' do depend on that.

So, 'text-align:end' would not necessarily align the text with the end of the lines of text, if those lines appeared within a flexbox child of a 'pack:end' flexbox? Or at if they did, that might not have any relation to where the the edge used to pack against, even though it has the same value and no further reversal separates them? That doesn't seem like the right thing to do. 

(I think I said that right.)
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