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Re: [css3-flexbox] flex-pack distribute bikeshed

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:04:47 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCtK-Gp-ikbM1U8gzQkjA6h_WLQMOaBhNZigUUitikkew@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> I understand the desire to use distribute for flex-pack since it can be
> vertical as well, but I think justify is a more well understood term and I
> don't foresee people finding the concept of justifying vertically confusing.
> The meaning is obvious.
> WebKit already implemented it with 'justify' based on the previous state of
> the spec and I'm loathe to change the name to something that's IMO more
> confusing.

So, I looked back at my commit history, and that change shows up with
the commit message "Change flex-pack:justify to distribute, to match
Grid.".  Grid has no such thing.  Thus, I'm pretty sure I was on crack
at the time.

I think Fantasai may have suggested changing it, because it's not
exactly the same as justification.  Text justification only triggers
when the text is "close enough" to a full line, while
flex-pack:distribute always triggers.

I don't have a problem changing it back, though.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2011 21:05:34 GMT

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