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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.

Alan Gresley
Received on Thursday, 28 April 2011 20:12:13 UTC

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