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Re: box-align

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:11:44 +1000
Message-ID: <4DB9CA00.9070705@css-class.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 29/04/2011 1:39 AM, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Thursday 2011-04-28 13:41 +0000, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>> Extending 'box-align' to cover the behavior of<center>  tag is an
>> interesting proposal. Currently<center>  cannot be defined using
>> CSS. Decisions that led to it were done before my time, but I am
>> sure it is on purpose. Perhaps older CSSWG members could share why
>> <center>  is not possible in CSS, and if extending 'box-align' in
>> that direction is a good idea?
>
> We had a proposal for that written up a few years ago:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Nov/0071.html
> such that<center>  could be expressed as 'text-align: center;
> alignment: center' (or whatever we called the new property).  I
> think this would still be a good idea (though I'm not sure about the
> name).
>
> I'm not sure why auto margins were originally chosen over an
> alignment property; that's well before I was involved in the group.
>
> -David


Think about the behavior of the BFC and horizontal directions of 
overflow in vertical block progressions which both LTR and RTL share.



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