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[csswg-drafts] [css-display] Notation proposal: 'flow container'

From: Loirooriol via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:50:21 +0000
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Loirooriol has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-display] Notation proposal: 'flow container' ==
The term "block container" is misleading. [CSS 2.1](https://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visuren.html#block-boxes) defines it as

> A block container box either contains only block-level boxes or establishes an inline formatting context and thus contains only inline-level boxes.

However, the name seems to suggest that it can only contain block-level boxes. Probably, that's why [CSS Display](https://www.w3.org/TR/css-display-3/#block-container) wrongly (#1185) defines it as

> A box whose contents participate in a block formatting context.

So maybe the notation should change. Something like

>  - **flow container**: either a block container or an inline formatting context root.
>  - **block container**: a box whose contents participate in a block formatting context. [...]
>  - **inline formatting context root**:  box that establishes a new inline formatting context for its contents.
>  - **block box**:  a block-level box that is also a flow container.
>  - **`<display-inside>: flow`**: If its outer display [...]. Otherwise it generates a flow container box. [...] 	It either establishes a new block or inline formatting context for its contents, or integrates its contents into its parent formatting context.
>  - **`<display-inside>: flow-root`**: The element generates a flow container box [...]. It always establishes a new block formatting context for its contents.

This would be more consistent with the `flow` and `flow-root` keywords.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1265 using your GitHub account
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