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Re: [css3-align] The Great Alignment Bikeshed

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 23:50:21 -0700
Message-ID: <4FBC88AD.1030502@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 05/13/2012 04:21 PM, fantasai wrote:
> So the CSSWG agreed last week to pursue a common alignment property model,
> based on the "Box Alignment" proposal I posted to the list a few weeks ago.
> This thread is on what names to use on each of the properties. Let's make
> this quick, so we can use those names for Flexbox alignment!
>
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-align/
>
> Fundamentally, we're breaking down the properties along two axes:
>
> * in which dimension are things being shifted? There are two:
> X) inline (main)
> Y) stacking (cross)
>
> * what's being aligned within what?
> A) element itself within its containing block
> B) element's contents within itself
> C) element's child items within their container
>
> On to the candidates! I have collected three sets, which you can mix and
> match, below.
> [...]
> What do you think works best? Why? Do you have another suggestion?

I've collected and summarized the feedback on this isssue on the wiki, here:
   http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/alignment-names

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:51:14 GMT

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