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Re: box tree terminology

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:29:17 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTiksPVUoxfHJS25SXWjhMGFB1WMvybO9PewmA8uS@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> How about "child box"? An anonymous child box is often a sibling to a child element. A column is a child of a multicol element.
> Perhaps that doesn't work so well as a term for page boxes, but perhaps it doesn't need to.

Ordinary boxes can already be children of each other.  I changed
Flexbox's term from "flexbox child" to "flexbox item" specifically
because it was confusing to have the word "child" mean something other
than a child element or child box.

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