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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-align] Add shorthands for alignment properties

From: Jen Simmons via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:57:45 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-253288786-1476295063-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I feel like `arrange` could potentially be confusing because it's too 
close to `align`.

It's hard to remember which is which already:
`justify-self`
`align-self`
`justify-items`
`align-items`
`justify-content`
`align-content`
(and for a refresher, the values are things like space-between, 
space-around, start, end, center, etc.)

adding:
`arrange-self`
`arrange-items`
`arrange-content`
to that list seems confusing. hm.

I like `distribute`. I'm sure there are other good words, too.

And btw, the CSSWG welcomes feedback from everyone. From anyone who 
writes CSS. This is where the sausage gets made, and this decision is 
something you'll have to live with. So feel free chime in. Do think 
about all people who write CSS, and what would be good for them (not 
just your own personal feeling). Think about the fact many (most?) 
people who write CSS do not speak English. We want to pick words that 
will work globally.

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