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Re: [css-writing-modes] Rename extent/measure to block-size/inline-size?

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:11:28 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF464581.3CFC8%stearns@adobe.com>
On 3/12/14, 4:27 PM, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

>On 03/12/2014 11:22 AM, Chris Lilley wrote:
>>
>> That depends. Tell we what happens in vertical text.  Breadth is
>> unlikely to work there since it implies a horizontal measurement.
>> Length would work for both inline and block in both horizontal and
>> vertical writing modes, I think.
>
>I think we veered away from length (one early proposal was
>"length/breadth"
>with breadth being the inline dimension) because it's confusable with
><length>.

By itself, I agree length would be confusing. I don’t find it confusing as
part of inline-length and block-length.

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