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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:51:36 -0700
Message-ID: <4F8E1E28.4010507@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/17/2012 12:23 PM, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> Le 17/04/12 01:33, Tab Atkins Jr. a écrit :
>> I have a few pending issues on Flexbox about the naming of various
>> properties and property values. I'll lay them out in short form here,
>> so we can discuss them all together, like ripping off a band-aid.
>> (Note that after this, regardless of the result, I'll be rejecting any
>> name-change suggestions with prejudice.)
>>
>> The Alignment Properties
>> =====================
>> In<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Feb/0743.html>,
>> fantasai proposes renaming all of the alignment properties and some of
>> their values:
>>
>> 'flex-align' becomes 'content-align'
>> 'flex-item-align' becomes 'box-align'
>> 'flex-line-pack' becomes 'content-pack'
>> 'flex-pack' becomes 'content-justify'
>
> Well, I also see a lot of value in keeping the flex-* prefix. It
> adds readability, it helps the learning curve, it helps maintainance
> because all flex-box properties are easy to search for with one
> pattern only...

Please refer to the original email. There's a lot of points of confusion
around having so many alignment properties. I really feel it is better
for an author to only every have to learn one set.
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Feb/0743.html

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:52:08 GMT

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