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Re: [css3-flexbox] component properties of flex

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:17:42 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAtiiYuwv77r2QzDh42E9BWDxRUn7Ac=ACbMV9yL9cRng@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> I like latin words too. One way to choose one or the other is to use it in a sentence.
>        "If the item has a definite base length, that's the hypothetical size"
> Or
>        "If the item has a definite flex basis, that's the hypothetical size"
> If "basis" or "flex basis" is the term that we will use in the spec instead of "preferred size", the property should be 'flex-basis'.
> If we prefer the term "base" or "base size" or "base length" in prose, the property should be 'flex-base'.
> I can live with either.

I think I prefer the latter sentence (explicitly using the term in
conjunction with the word "flex"), and I can't come up with a way of
using "base" there that makes me happy.  flex-basis it is, I suppose.

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