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Re: [css3-flexbox] One final round of bikeshedding on property/value names?

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:02:21 -0700
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Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Apr 16, 2012, at 4:33 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> The Display Value
> ===============
> Fantasai and Anton don't like the term "flexbox", as they think it's
> misleading, since it's really the children that are flexible - the
> container element is just a container and is not flexible in and of
> itself normally.  They don't have a good suggestion for an alternate
> name, though.
> Ojan recommends shortening the name further to just "flex", to match
> the prefix that all the spec's properties have.

I like 'flex-group' for the item containing the flexors, and avoiding overuse of the word "box". 'flex-group' (or 'flex-parent') is more descriptive of what it is. 
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