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Re: [css3-flexbox] Going to Last Call

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 08:40:45 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC3h01vopUXmwjLJZLMj3PEm0p3j79ztskLoZ_Qg1h7cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Gasston <pgasston@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Peter Gasston <pgasston@gmail.com> wrote:
> The justify-* and align-* properties currently have different values -
> flex-start and flex-end - to those given in the Box Alignment module. Is it
> expected that these will be changed to start and end, respectively, when the
> Box Alignment module is more stable?

Nope, that was a purposeful and recent change.

Since flex-direction can point a flexbox in *any* direction,
regardless of what the writing mode is, there's actually zero
connection between the direction of a flexbox and the logical
keywords.  Trying to map the logical keywords onto the existing
semantics of flexbox would have just been very confusing.  Instead, we
added new flexbox-specific keywords.

Box Alignment will define start/end/head/foot for the properties,
which will do the proper writing-mode-specific thing for flexbox (for
example, if the flexbox has "flex-direction:row-reverse", 'flex-start'
and 'end' will do the same thing in 'justify-content'.  It will also
define what the flex-specific keywords mean for other display types
(flex-start maps to start/head, flex-end to end/foot).

Received on Friday, 8 June 2012 15:41:38 UTC

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