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Re: Flexbox Draft, with pictures!

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 10:11:40 +0200
To: "Ojan Vafai" <ojan@chromium.org>, "David Hyatt" <hyatt@apple.com>, "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vdazpqg564w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 26 May 2010 10:03:25 +0200, Alex Mogilevsky  
<alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Actually "flex" is not a feature of flex-box. It is something that has  
> effect on blocks when they are inside a flex-box. Although I don't  
> support extending "flex unit" to CSS in general, it seems reasonable  
> that "flex" has a meaning elsewhere, e.g. within a flexible grid. That  
> is probably how the naming got transferred from XUL to begin with.
> A good name would express the way the container positions its children  
> along one dimention. E.g. "stack". I know that has a different meaning  
> in XUL but this is not XUL...

I wouldn't have a problem with re-using the flex naming for whenever we do  
"2D flexbox".

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 08:12:40 UTC

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