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

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 15:21:38 +0000
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Chris Jones <cjon@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>, Markus Mielke <mmielke@microsoft.com>
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[Glenn Adams:] 


>The before/after vs start/end distinction is already in deployed use in W3C technologies. IMO, here is no need to make >a gratuitous change. It will simply create a difference when there is none now, and no difference is needed. Thus, I >support fantasai's proposed value names.

Nobody suggests a 'gratuitous' change. Quite the contrary. What is proposed is that use-cases and developer expectations be considered in addition to 'the way it's been done around here'. We have been using the current grid naming model to build real applications quite successfully. As for differences, they would matter for those people who will be able to notice them due to their familiarity with all the w3c technologies where it is deployed. That population may well be too small in practice to cause significant confusion.
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