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RE: [css3-flexbox] Flexbox Terminology

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 04:02:35 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 8:17 PM
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > So I'd like to propose that the boxes that flex are called
> > "flexboxes", and the containing element be called the "flexbox
> > container".
> I don't like this change.
> For one, for consistency, it would require us to change the 'display'
> value to "flexbox-container", which is much longer than it has any right to be.

There is 'list' which has 'list-item' in it.

It may be a  problem that "flexbox" has "box"  in it, which can be confused with other uses of "box". It could be "stack" or "row", but then the items have to either have a prefix or be "blocks" or " boxes" or "cells", all these being ambiguous...
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