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Re: [css3-flexbox] & others: resolution for the display:inline-* proliferation

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:31:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD1_0aOas0XS7xaMJ5EmjzyVpWgOVA--WFgN-Ra+gtmdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: Nicholas Shanks <contact@nickshanks.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> This sounds very similar to display-inside/display-outside proposal. If "flow" here was replaced with "display-outside" we would get the same result.
> The difference in this proposal is to not allow control of "display-inside" without also setting "display-outside" to some value, potentially to be overridden by separate property "flow". It doesn't look like an advantage to me.
> The reason display-inside/display-outside is not formally defined yet is not because we disagree on the value of the separation, but because we need a detailed proposal that works through interactions of these separate properties with existing features and addresses alternatives suggested on this list (including this one)...
> I believe writing it up is on Tab's list of things to do, notably lower than specs that will have more dramatic effect when implemented.

Correct on all counts.

Received on Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:31:54 UTC

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