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Re: [css3-flexbox][css3-align] start/end vs. before/after

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 16:54:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBgqDziMAL57xPAGATR6eZKU8drs1j7ioLe6KLi5FC85w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: Chris Jones <cjon@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>, Markus Mielke <mmielke@microsoft.com>
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> start and end should be avoided when referring to writing mode relative
> edges in the row axis; that is, before/after should be used for row axis
> (which follows block progression) with reserved start/end for column axis
> (which follows inline progression);

That's not being disputed; the issue is fantasai is proposing tying
start/end to the "main" axis and before/after to the "secondary" axis,
which have no inherent relation to the writing mode.  (In Flexbox,
they depend on flex-direction.  In Grid, "main" is "inline" and
"secondary" is "block".)

~TJ
Received on Friday, 18 May 2012 23:55:12 GMT

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