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Re: [css3-grid-layout] Renaming implicitly named lines, reverse grid indices

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:30:55 +0100
Message-ID: <4F3AB66F.8040708@inkedblade.net>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 02/14/2012 08:26 PM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>  From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
>  Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:10 AM
> 
>  The Grid Layout spec implicitly defines 'start' and 'end' as the first and last lines of the
>  grid, respectively. While this might make sense for grid columns, it conflicts with our
>  logical naming scheme when applied to grid rows. Therefore, if such keywords are needed, I
>  suggest using 'first' and 'last' (as used by one of the examples for explicitly-named
>  lines).
>
> Are there other places where "first" and "last" are used with similar meaning?
>
> Renaming for consistency elsewhere would be a good reason.
>
> Renaming because there is something wrong with grid having symmetrical model in 2 dimensions seems questionable. We have chosen to use start/end for 'flex-align' *because* it is what grid is using - with same motivation. Why would we suddenly become shy of naming grid lines to match alignment directions??

The convention is

    before
start + end
     after

Why aren't we using that convention?

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 19:31:29 GMT

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