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Re: [css3-flexbox] getting multiline flexbox back into the spec

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <andrew.fedoniouk@live.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:18:05 -0700
Message-ID: <BLU165-ds176AD5E55AE3F10C74E1A7F8370@phx.gbl>
To: "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, <www-style@w3.org>
>-----Original Message----- 
>From: fantasai Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:25 PM To: www-style@w3.org 
>Subject: Re: [css3-flexbox] getting multiline flexbox back into the spec
>On 07/26/2011 08:09 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>> We should ask people who use ttb writings what kind of meaning they
>> assign to 'row' and 'column' terms. I suspect that 'row' is still 
>> something
>> that is horizontally oriented. As 'column' is something vertical no 
>> matter what.
>This shift needs to happen for tables anyway, so we might as
>well take advantage of that and make the terms consistent

In tables <tr> is a row no matter what. Are you saying
that <tr> (table row) may go in "column direction" ?

I understand if table is defined as
  display: table;
  flow: table ltr ttb ;
  display: table;
  flow: table ttb rtl;

That is easy to visualize.  But table with rows in columns
direction ... What kind of logic is that?

Andrew Fedoniouk

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