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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:12:37 -0700
Message-ID: <4F90A9F5.4080109@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/19/2012 11:17 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Daniel Holbert<dholbert@mozilla.com>  wrote:
>> 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.
>
> I'm not very concerned about people being concerned about
> "display:flex" indicating the element itself is flexible - "flexbox"
> has the same concern, and people seem okay with that.
>
> However, it is kinda weird that 'flex' doesn't work on an element with
> "display:flex". ^_^
>
> Since "flex-group" received several votes, and it addresses fantasai's
> and Anton's feedback, I'll switch to that.

There was an earlier proposal for a 'flex-group' property IIRC,
does this interact all right with that if we decide to add it
later?

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 20 April 2012 01:48:25 GMT

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