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Re: [css3-flexbox] One final round of bikeshedding on property/value names?

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:22:23 -0700
Message-ID: <4F8DD0FF.2050409@mozilla.com>
To: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>
CC: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
On 04/17/2012 01:14 PM, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu wrote:
> (12/04/17 8:02), Brad Kemper wrote:
>> On Apr 16, 2012, at 4:33 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> The Display Value
>>> ===============
[...]
>>>
>>> Ojan recommends shortening the name further to just "flex", to match
>>> the prefix that all the spec's properties have.
> 
> Last time I tried to recall what the value is, I got lost because
> 'block' doesn't have the "box" suffix (neither does "inline"). So, yeah,
> I think dropping the "box" is a good idea.

I'm not a fan of "display: flex" -- it sounds to me like it's saying
"this element is flexible".  I think we're explicitly trying to avoid
giving that impression. (since it's the _kids_ that are flexible)

It would also be a little odd / counterintuitive that the "flex"
property would have no effect on an element with "display:flex", in
usual circumstances.

'display: flex-group' sounds better to me.

~Daniel
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