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Re: [css3-flexbox] spec review notes

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:03:32 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCqt4G3aEK_FWh=X8jpJSbhWXQ43KS9MOwJqPkpUquSVw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>> >From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
>> >Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 10:14 AM
>> >>     # By using a vertical flexbox and ‘flex-align’, we can emulate the
>> >> functionality of HTML's <center> element:
>> >>
>> >> Actually not exactly, "flex-align:center" is "true center", right?
>> >
>> >Sure, it's not exact, but it's pretty close.
>>
>> Ok, it's awesome that we finally have a way to implement <center>!
>> It would be more correct to say "behavior similar to the deprecated
>> <center> element"
>
>
> I thought we decided that flex-align:center would be the usual, broken CSS
> centering and that we'd try to add a new value for true centering that could
> be used by both flex-align and text-align. Or am I confusing which centering
> is "true" centering?

The last talk we had about it was
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Sep/0265.html>,
where I decided to stay with true centering, under the assumption that
we can patch things later if we want safe centering.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 22:04:31 GMT

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