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Re: [css3-positioning] why is it called "positioned layout"

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 01:04:53 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAOhA4QaVpfRTw4ZMVcS=TbC9ThnnJFanPbTOSF3DmQsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Why is the spec called “positioned layout”? It seems everybody is referring
> to it as “css3 positioning”, and “positioned layout” was/is used to refer to
> proposals dealing with radical new ways of using positioning, such as what
> is on Tab’s blog…
>
> Is there rationale to call it “layout” that is no obvious to me?

Probably just the fact that I called my blog-draft "Positioned Layout"
and it stuck.  It *is* a layout mode, and we're using the "* Layout"
naming pattern for all the new layout modes, so it makes sense to me.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 3 February 2012 09:05:49 GMT

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