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[css3-flexbox] DoC Issue 4, name of the 'order' property

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:18:45 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAJBFwhvPx3sMDmnXVtjquCuEZXPgu80wwQjD0qKhio3w@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
This is in regards to
<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/issues-lc-2012#issue-4>.

Last week it was resolved to change the name of 'order' to something
more specific, since it only affects the display order and not the tab
or speech orders.

Unfortunately I was not on the call at the time, so I must register my
objection now.  I oppose this resolution.

First, this change is not motivated by an error in the spec or strong
future-compatibility arguments, which I believe should be necessary
for making substantive changes at this point in the spec lifetime.
Declaring LC means that we are done fiddling with the spec arbitrarily
- it's a final comment period for people outside the WG to get in
their issues before we seal it off.

Second, the most obviously appropriate more-specific name -
'display-order' - has already been *explicitly* rejected.  It was one
of the options provided to choose between when we decided to use
'order'.  I don't see any strong arguments for revisiting this
decision.

So, I will oppose renaming this property, up to a full Objection if necessary.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:19:37 GMT

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