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[csswg-drafts] [css-flexbox] Flexbox spec uses inconsistent terminology: "Implied Minimum Size" vs "Automatic Minimum Size"

From: Daniel Holbert via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:46:49 +0000
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dholbert has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-flexbox] Flexbox spec uses inconsistent terminology: "Implied Minimum Size" vs "Automatic Minimum Size" ==
Flexbox Section 4.5 is titled "[Implied Minimum Size of Flex Items](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-flexbox-1/#min-size-auto)" -- however, this term used in the title ("Implied Minimum Size") is **never defined** and has zero usages in the spec's prose, outside of that title (and footnotes about change history).

Instead, the spec's prose uses a different term, "Automatic Minimum Size", which was introduced in [this commit](
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/commit/54c4c0c958537738cdaf005bc4b915105a99de46) and which seems to refer to the exact same concept. Here's a quote, showing the discrepancy:

> 4.5. **Implied Minimum Size** of Flex Items
> [...]
> In general, the **automatic minimum size** of a flex item is ...
https://drafts.csswg.org/css-flexbox-1/#min-size-auto


For consistency (and to avoid suggesting that there's an additional vaguely-defined concept in play), the title of this section should probably use the same term that we use in the prose -- i.e. the title needs `s/Implied/Automatic/`.

The exact same is true of Grid, too, BTW ([section 6.6](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-grid-1/#min-size-auto) over there).
>  6.6. **Implied Minimum Size** of Grid Items"
> [...]
> The **automatic minimum size** for a grid item in a given dimension is ...
https://drafts.csswg.org/css-grid-1/#min-size-auto



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