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

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Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:37:54 +0000
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The Working Group just discussed `Rename 'line box' to 'flow line'`, and agreed to the following:

* `RESOLVED: Close this issue by adding a note mentioning the difference between line-box and other boxes`

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&lt;dael> Topic: Rename 'line box' to 'flow line'<br>
&lt;dael> github: https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2546<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: Oriel posted asking if we can change name to flow-line because it's not a box in the box tree sense. We have flex line why not flow line. No strong opinion on what to call. We've been using line-box term for a long time. We'd have a lot of specs to change and a disconnect between CSS 1 &amp; 2 and other specs<br>
&lt;NegativeInfinity> q+<br>
&lt;dbaron> I would prefer not to change.  See also the history of "simple selector".<br>
&lt;dael> fantasai: flow-lines sounds more obscure too, people who know text layout...they only need to dedal with layout of lines. it's easier to guess what content means with line-box. Not a strong opinion and if WG wants change i"ll do it<br>
&lt;tantek_> I am against this change<br>
&lt;dbaron> s/Oriel/Oriol/<br>
&lt;dael> chris: I agree this term has a long history and it's easier to add a note saying why it's not behaving like a traditional box<br>
&lt;dael> leaverou: I woudl have no idea what flow-line is. Line-box makes more sense.<br>
&lt;tantek_> can we time box renaming line box?<br>
&lt;dael> florian: If we switch I'd want something like line-fragment but there's so much history<br>
&lt;fantasai> s/they only need to dedal with layout of lines//<br>
&lt;dael> astearns: Anyone argue for changing line0box to another name?<br>
&lt;fantasai> s/what content means/what the term means/<br>
&lt;dael> astearns: I'm hearing no one. There's enough arguments against.<br>
&lt;dael> astearns: Objections to close no change?<br>
&lt;dael> florian: I think the suggestion of a note is good.<br>
&lt;TheRealChris> go for it<br>
&lt;fantasai> s/with line-box/with line-box -- it's a boxy thing which contains a line of [text] content/<br>
&lt;dael> astearns: Objections to closing this issue by adding a note mentioning the difference between line-box and other boxes<br>
&lt;dael> RESOLVED: Close this issue by adding a note mentioning the difference between line-box and other boxes<br>
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