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[css3-flexbox] start/emd (RE: Bikeshed ALL the things)

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 15:57:41 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2C86A15F63CD734EB1D846A0BA4E0FC823C9ACD2@CH1PRD0310MB381.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:31 AM
>
> The only remaining naming bikeshed is the start/end keywords in the
> 'align-*' properties <http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/start-end-before-after-

> align>.  We have two options:
> 
> The argument for (1) is that, first, using different keywords to
> accomplish basically the same thing in two properties is confusing, and
> second, these aren't the logical axises.  I *actually* call the directions
> "main-start/end" and "cross-start/end" in the Flexbox spec, and just drop
> the prefix for brevity in the property value.

Of all arguments on start/end vs. before/after this is the strongest IMO. It is complicated already, having to remember what takes 'start' and what takes 'before' when it isn't 100% obvious which direction is "logicallhy inline" will be yet another hassle.

I'm for start/end.

Alex



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