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RE: [css3-flexbox] getting multiline flexbox back into the spec

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:30:13 +0000
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E5398569284120DB2A5@TK5EX14MBXC218.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
± From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
± Of L. David Baron
± Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:55 AM
± 
± Given that people seem to want all of:
±  (1) the ability to mix logical and physical directions (which I
±      think you were the strongest advocate for)
±  (2) the inability to specify logical swaps (which you say you're
±      against here)
±  (3) the inability to specify combinations that don't compute (i.e.,
±      specify 2 vertical directions and no horizontal, or vice-versa)
± 
± perhaps the remaining option along this approach is to slightly modify
± Tab's proposal to yield something that works a bit like background-
± position's keyword-percent mixing rules:

We had a side conversation with Fantasai and Tab yesterday and came up with exactly that - mixing rules that eliminate invalid combination at parse time.

Here is the option that we liked:

flex-flow: 
    [ row | row-reverse | column | column-reverse ] || [ wrap | wrap-reverse ] |

    [ horizontal | horizontal-reverse | horizontal-ltr | horizontal-rtl ] && 
    [ wrap| wrap-reverse | wrap-down| wrap-up ]? |

    [ vertical | vertical-reverse | vertical-ttb | vertical-btt ] && 
    [ wrap | wrap-reverse | wrap-left | wrap-right ]?


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