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RE: [css3-flexbox] 7.3 Components of flexbility

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 18:30:37 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178290A35958D@TK5EX14MBXC262.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[Tab Atkins Jr.:]
> 
> On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
> > This section holds a note that says:
> >
> > # Authors are encouraged to control flexibility using the 'flex' shorthand
> rather than with component properties.
> >
> > Any particular reason this encouragement is required for Flexbox?
> >
> > [1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/#flex-components

> 
> Because there are two basic types of flexing you can do (the old "absolute"
> vs "relative" flexing distinction) and the initial values for the properties
> are set up to only support one of them.  Using the 'flex' shorthand ensures
> that things "just work" in the common cases.
> 
Then I think this encouragement would deserve some elaboration as the motive for it
is imo non-obvious for authors. Or, to put it another way, I think this encouragement
will be far less effective without a rationale.


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