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[css3-flexbox] alignment names (RE: Bikeshed ALL the things)

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 15:58:11 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:31 AM
> 
> We got through three of the naming issues today on the call, with only one
> remaining to be discussed on the list.  The secret of naming discussions,
> apparently, is to let everyone brainstorm for a bit, then quickly call for
> a poll and end the discussion.
> 
> The three we solved are:
> 
> 1. http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/alignment-names - resolution is to go with
> Option 4: justify-self/content/items and align-self/content/items
> 
> 2. http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/justification-keywords - in a nail-biting
> 7-6 decision, we went with space-between/around instead of
> justify/distribute
> 
> 3. http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/css3-flexbox-rename-flex-order -
> resolution is option D (not on the wiki) and use plain 'order' as the
> property name

I was on vacation and offline for last couple of weeks, getting in sync with what is happening in this spec, and some things are pretty surprising.

I am sorry to say this, but alignment properties and values now look like a Chinese menu.

I am not being culturally insensitive here, it is just how Chinese menu works - dishes don't have names, the menu entry is the main ingredients and how it’s cooked. Very few exceptions.

Well, most people I know can tell curry from ratatouille. Why do we have to insult the same people by not trusting that they can remember what 'justify' and 'distribute' mean and then just use the words, instead of having to explain again and again "please put spaces around items, not just between, I wish I had a name or it but you know what I mean, thanks" ??????

Alex
Received on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:02:04 GMT

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