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Re: [css3-flexbox] start & end aren't ideal antonyms for box-align/pack

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 09:44:21 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTimk2Fbaqd86sw9fZtNX4Psuy4BQiJEoAA-XOWBy@mail.gmail.com>
To: Scott Sheehan <scottsheehan@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 5:57 AM, Scott Sheehan <scottsheehan@gmail.com> wrote:
> Minor nit:
>
> For the box-align and box-pack property values "start" and "end", it seems
> to me that start/finish, begin/end are the logical pairings of words. (I'd
> just use top/bottom/left/right, or if you really want to share values for
> vertical & horizontal orientations, then front/back seem ok for box-pack --
> can't think of any pair good for box-align).

box-pack is supposed to be similar to text-align, which is why it has
the same values (just logical, rather than physical).

I agree that also using start/end for box-align was a bad choice,
since it's always perpendicular, and thus before/after would be better
choices, but luckily this is moot now anyway, as my new draft strips
this property down to only handle baseline alignment.

front/back is an interesting suggestion for flex-pack, though.  I'll
have to think on it a bit to decide if it's worth breaking the
text-align symmetry just to avoid mildly abusing the logical direction
keywords.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 7 February 2011 17:45:13 GMT

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