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Re: [css-flexbox] Typo in new "Resolving Flexible Lengths" text ('hypothetical main size' in step 5 substep 4)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:32:47 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBZSJcjfPVS-Wgf3e+e+2sO6eEj62QAGVkUTJgitdUQaA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Thanks!
>
> While you're at it, it's probably worth clarifying another thing about
> that step.
>
> It currently says:
>   # 4. <b>Adjust main size.</b> Add each item's
>   # desired free space to its flex base size.
>
> That text is a bit vague about what happens with the result of the
> addition. "Add...to its flex base size" even sounds a bit like it's
> saying to *modify the flex base size* (i.e. flexBaseSize +=
> desiredFreeSpace), which is definitely not what we want.
>
> The step-title's mention of "main size" clears things up a bit, but it'd
> be good to mention "main size" in the actual text of the step, too.
>
> Maybe something like:
>   # 4. <b>Adjust main size.</b> Set each item's main size
>   # to the sum of its flex base and its desired free space.
>
> (or maybe even "Set each item's _inner_ main size"?)

I switched it to "used main size".  Is that sufficient, or do you
think I need to be more specific?

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:33:34 UTC

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