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[css3-flexbox] axis/direction terminology

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:32:11 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110724173211.GA9552@pickering.dbaron.org>
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/#flex-direction says:
  # In the rest of this specification, the direction in which new
  # flexbox items are laid out will be referred to as the measure
  # direction (if a precise direction is required) or the measure
  # axis (if only the axis orientiation is required).
  #
  # The axis perpendicular to the ‘measure axis’ will be refered to
  # as the length axis, with the length direction being either a
  # line extending from the ‘before’ side of the flexbox to the
  # ‘after’ side, or from the ‘start’ side of the flexbox to the
  # ‘end’ side, whichever would produce a direction parallel to the
  # ‘length axis’. 

I find these terms quite confusing:  particularly "length axis",
which seems like it should be the main one.

I'd propose instead the terms "main direction/axis" and "cross
direction/axis".

-David

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