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Re: [css3-align] true/safe align/justify WAS: [css3-flexbox] alignment and overflow:scroll

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:22:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB_2JJyMtkAOCFGapf63HuPN07U9jOxQ17A88cmQ7JvAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 03/12/2013 03:28 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:
>> I'm fine with this under the assumption that all the justify/align
>> keywords right now do "true" alignment. That does mean that
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-align/ has things backwards though. Instead
>> of a "true" keyword to make things overflow the head
>> edge of the container, we need a "safe" keyword to make things not
>> overflow the head edge.
>>
>> I'm not sure "safe" is the best word for it though. Really this is just
>> about the overflow being scrollable.
>> So..."scrollable-overflow"? That's a bit verbose and obscure...but maybe
>> it's better than "safe".
>
> Yeah, css3-align needs an update to align (ahem) with Flexbox.
>
> I've also been toying with the idea of, instead of true/safe,
> just allowing two values for align:
>   the first is used in general,
>   the second when there's overflow.

Yeah, I've thought about that too.  Unsure whether it's worth the
complexity, though.

~TJ
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