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Re: [css3-flexbox] 'flex-order' vs. 'flex-index'

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 03:44:10 +0000
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To: "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com>,"www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Alex, your reasoning for -order makes sense to me, as does differentiating from -index.

-Tantek
 
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From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
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Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 03:15:00 
To: www-style@w3.org<www-style@w3.org>
Subject: [css3-flexbox] 'flex-order' vs. 'flex-index'

There is an issue on naming of 'flex-order' property that we didn't get a resolution for at F2F:
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/#flex-order

I propose keeping flex-order. I think it is better because

*         Z-index is "position on Z axis", or "value of Z".  It could just be called "Z" but it probably isn't because it is integer.

*         Flex-order is order of processing. It is not "index on flex axis" or "value of flex"

*         Keeping the name "order" directly points at the fact that flexbox reorders its children for all purposes.

Any arguments in favor of "flex-index"?
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