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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:59:41 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <066FCB99-8C04-42CA-924A-3F60E3A554AD@gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>

On Feb 16, 2012, at 3:01 AM, fantasai wrote:

> On 02/16/2012 07:47 AM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>>  From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
>>  Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:03 PM
>> 
>> >
>> >      before
>> >  start + end
>> >      after
>> 
>>  The before/after pair isn't used in many places (just a few,
>>  like caption-side), because so far it hasn't been necessary
>>  (since only horizontal writing modes existed) and because a
>>  number of places that need logical directions actually need
>>  the over/under pair instead.
>> 
>>  But note that if we ever wind up with logical properties,
>>  before/after will be nearly everywhere top/bottom is now. E.g.
>>  margin-before/margin-after, etc.
>> 
>>  ~fantasai
>> 
>> BTW, just in case I didn't make it clear earlier, even though I have proposed using before/after for flex-align, I would prefer to keep start/end in both directions of grid-align. Unless we manage to come up with generic align properties, there is nothing to gain by having a different value in one out of six properties of flexbox and grid.
> 
> IMO both sets should match the terminology in writing modes;
> flexbox interpreting "flow-relative" relative to the flex-flow
> (which is what Tab had proposed IIRC), and grid interpreting
> "flow-relative" relative to the text flow.
> 
> And of course if anyone has a better set of terms to use for the
> before/after pair, speak up now or forever hold your peace... :)

Apex/Nadir? Not in common usage, but better conveys the conceptual idea of top/bottom. Or Low/High. These can refer to the lowest and highest of order, not necessarily of vertical extremes. So does First/Last.
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