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RE: [css3-flexbox] multiline

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:10:48 +0000
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Fedoniouk [mailto:andrew.fedoniouk@live.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:46 PM
> To: Tab Atkins Jr.
> Cc: Alex Mogilevsky; www-style list
> Subject: Re: [css3-flexbox] multiline
> 
> >
> >
> >> What you are going to used for 'row breaks'?
> >
> >Not entirely sure yet.  I, in an earlier personal draft, proposed using
> >the break-before/after properties.
> >
> 
> 'personal draft' of someone from IE team? As far as I understand multi-
> rows are proposed and implemented already in IE10.
> But without row breaks. So asking.

Tab doesn't work for IE. He refers to a draft published on a personal site. 

Multiline flexbox was not proposed by IE, we just were first to try it... We don't really know what kind of use cases will require row breaks. Will be easier to decide when we see some use examples. 

> I suggest to use 'clear' for that.  'clear' breaks float rows and so it
> can be used for exactly the same purposes in flexboxes (that cannot
> contain floats directly anyway).

Interesting idea. It is best to avoid reusing properties unless there is an exact match. 'clear' has multiple values without obvious mapping to flexbox... In this case a new property would work better.
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