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[csswg-drafts] Rename 'line box' to 'flow line'

From: Oriol Brufau via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 22:52:27 +0000
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Loirooriol has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== Rename 'line box' to 'flow line' ==
CSS 2 didn't distinguish between boxes and fragments, all were considered boxes. So it defined

> The rectangular area that contains the boxes that form a line is called a [line box](https://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#line-box). 

But from https://drafts.csswg.org/css-display/#intro,

> In the course of layout, boxes and text runs can be broken into multiple fragments. This happens, for example, when an inline box and/or text run is broken across lines

So the so called "line boxes" are not really boxes, they exist in the fragment tree instead. Therefore the term doesn't really make sense and it's confusing.

We already have [flex lines](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-flexbox/#flex-lines), so I would call them "flow lines". This affects lots of specs, of course.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2546 using your GitHub account
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