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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-display] "flow-root" is a confusing value for display

From: SelenIT via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:57:38 +0000
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I don't see much need in renaming. Are authors really more familiar 
with Regions (which the Chrome team even [doesn't plan to 
support](https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5655612935372800)) than 
with phrases like "absolutely positioned elements _are removed from 
the flow"_ (often used in many CSS articles for beginners) or with the
 "Flow content" concept from HTML5? Existing implementations also 
count against the renaming, IMHO.

But if the renaming is absolutely necessary, I suppose it's important 
to highlight that the BFC-establishing element is 'self-contained', 
that nothing inside it overlaps anything outside it (leaving out 
special cases like negative margins). What about `display: 
enclosed-block`, or `separate-block`, or just `new-block` (since it 
establishes the _new_ BFC)?

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