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Re: [css3-align] The Great Alignment Bikeshed

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 14:10:13 +0200
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120515121013.GA6928@crum.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2012-05-14 12:45 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 4:21 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> > Set 3: Outside/Inside/Items
> >
> >   +--------X----------------Y------
> >  A | justify-outside  align-outside
> >  B | justify-inside   align-inside
> >  C | justify-items    align-items
> 
> This is my favorite.
> 
> For one, I value the swapped ordering.  Having "justify" and "align"
> come first makes more sense to me, given our general rules for how
> alignment works.  It also puts us slightly farther away from the
> existing text/vertical-align properties, which is good.
> 
> For two, outside/inside is very difficult to confuse, especially as we
> introduce more things using the inside/outside pair.

I'm actually not so happy about the *-outside terms here.  The
display-outside/inside distinction is about two halves of the same
thing; here' align-outside and align-items are about the same
behavior, on different things.

-David

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