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Re: [css-flexbox] concepts of baselines

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:59:34 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAJrLs1S7iTC6XZDjN31LA1NGXKxkYd8dpOEzoP=v6q9g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-flexbox/#flex-baselines has a bunch of
> text about how CSS 2.1 doesn't define the baseline of block and
> table boxes, etc.  However, it misses a distinction present in the
> underlying concepts.
>
> If CSS 2.1 defined a baseline, it would need to define *two*
> concepts of baseline, a last-line baseline concept used for
> inline-block and inline-table baseline alignment in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#propdef-vertical-align
> (which also uses the bottom edge for overflow != visible, and which,
> for compatibility, uses the first row of a table), and a first-line
> baseline concept used for table cell baseline alignment in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#height-layout .

Just to make sure I'm reading this right, you're saying that we need
to define the last-line baseline for flexbox and the other things in
that section?

~TJ
Received on Monday, 10 February 2014 21:00:23 UTC

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