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Re: [css3-flexbox] & others: resolution for the display:inline-* proliferation

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:31:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD1_0aOas0XS7xaMJ5EmjzyVpWgOVA--WFgN-Ra+gtmdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: Nicholas Shanks <contact@nickshanks.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> This sounds very similar to display-inside/display-outside proposal. If "flow" here was replaced with "display-outside" we would get the same result.
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> The difference in this proposal is to not allow control of "display-inside" without also setting "display-outside" to some value, potentially to be overridden by separate property "flow". It doesn't look like an advantage to me.
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> The reason display-inside/display-outside is not formally defined yet is not because we disagree on the value of the separation, but because we need a detailed proposal that works through interactions of these separate properties with existing features and addresses alternatives suggested on this list (including this one)...
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> I believe writing it up is on Tab's list of things to do, notably lower than specs that will have more dramatic effect when implemented.

Correct on all counts.

~TJ
Received on Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:31:54 GMT

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