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[csswg-drafts] [css-align] "effectively aligns its start (end) edge with the other boxes in its baseline-sharing group" is confusing

From: L. David Baron via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 20:31:14 +0000
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dbaron has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-align] "effectively aligns its start (end) edge with the other boxes in its baseline-sharing group" is confusing ==
While trying to understand baseline content-alignment, I struggled a number of times with the phrase "effectively aligns its start (end) edge with the other boxes in its baseline-sharing group" near the end of the [section on Baseline Content-Alignment](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-align/#baseline-align-content).

It wasn't clear to me what this is trying to say.  And in some ways it's still not clear, even assuming that you don't reduce the constraints that *might* make #1411 a non-issue.

I suppose what it's trying to say is that the constraints on when boxes can participate in baseline content-alignment mean that the margin-edge of all of the boxes will already be aligned before you start the baseline content-alignment process.  But I think this is a result of those constraints, and something that's "already happened" as part of self-alignment (even though I think technically self-alignment happens *after* content-alignment in the block dimension), not something that happens as part of the baseline content-alignment process.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1424 using your GitHub account
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