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Re: box-align

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:41:55 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110430034155.GA22193@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2011-04-29 12:55 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> The re-use of 'vertical-align' to do content alignment in table cells
> was inarguably a mistake.

It was?  Having different properties that do similar things in
different contexts can be confusing -- authors might have trouble
remembering which one is which.

Also, for the record, the box-align proposal we discussed a few
years back was about horizontal alignment only.  The proposal in
this thread seems substantially different, since it puts the
alignment property on the parent instead of the children, and has
alignment on both axes.  This adds the capability to align
vertically, but removes the capability of aligning different child
blocks differently, and perhaps confuses the model a good bit as


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