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Re: [css3-flexbox] "flexbox formatting context"

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:14:25 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA4XpNf=-UpqOztfiAkNAgenWYe4zgRemKhgO8x0cAQ2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> The spec has Issue 3 “figure out the right terms to use here”, apparently on
> “flexbox formatting context”.
>
> I think the right term to use there is “box formatting context”.
>
> The meaning of the term is exactly what the paragraph before the issue says
> – “floats must not intrude into the flexbox, and the flexbox's margins do
> not collapse with the margins of its contents”. Kind of layout doesn’t
> matter for being a BFC (Tables use the term for the same purpose
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#model ).

Okay, cool, so one vote for just using "block formatting context".

~TJ
Received on Friday, 3 February 2012 16:15:12 GMT

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