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Re: [css3-background] Issues open for feedback

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 22:00:21 +0200
Message-Id: <A9CA12CD-3544-4A96-AA05-134B8800AADA@crissov.de>
To: CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>
> fantasai wrote:
>> the WG wanted me to ask what people thought of renaming the block- 
>> progression property to block-flow and whether it was more  
>> understandable (...).
>> The property changes the direction of block layout, and the values  
>> are tb (...), rl (...), and lr (...).

I believe I have said before that I do not like the two-letter values  
all that much, as established as they may be. I prefer 'down[ward 
[s]]' (''tb'), 'left[ward[s]]' ('rl') and 'right[ward[s]]' ('lr').

> Sylvain suggests 'block-direction' as an alternative.

That one is worse, I think, because the property is not about the  
direction of the block it is applied to, but the direction of its  
contents. While you could try to misunderstand the alternatives  
'block-progression' and 'block-flow' the same way you actually  
cannot, because direction is something a single block can have,  
whereas flow and progression imply more than one item. (Or do I have  
it backwards and it should be 'line-progression'?)
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