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Re: [css3-flexbox] ED updated: algorithms and 'flex' property

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:25:45 -0700
Message-ID: <4F982589.4030706@inkedblade.net>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 04/25/2012 05:05 AM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>  From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
>  Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:21 AM
> 
>  On 04/23/2012 02:32 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:
> >  On 29/02/2012 03:58, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> >>
> >>  With flex, preferred size is the starting point of flexing, often
> >>  zero, but that zero is by no means the size the items prefer to get.
> >
> >  Perhaps the term "preferred size" is not optimal. What about "initial
> >  size"? I accept, though, that there's potential for confusion with
> >  "initial value of the main/cross size property". Still, 'flex-
>  initial-size' makes more sense to me than 'flex-preferred-size' since,
>  as Alex says, 0px unlikely to be the size that the items prefer to get!
> 
>  Perhaps call it the 'size basis'? Since it the basis of the flexed
>  size.
>
> I like 'flex-size-basis' or 'flex-base-size' more than 'flex-preferred-size'.
>
> Also, it is not a size, it is a length, that confuses pretty much everybody looking at the names for the first time. 'flex-base-length' would be much more appropriate.
>
> It would be even better if a single word could describe the concept of basis for flexing...
>
> How about 'flex-base' ? or 'flex-basis'? 'origin' would make sense but confusing too.
>
> Maybe 'flex-root' ?

If we wanted a property for it, I'd suggest flex-basis, yes. It's the basis for flexing. :)

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:26:16 GMT

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