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Re: [css3-grid-layout] Renaming implicitly named lines, reverse grid indices

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:59:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4F3B116E.9050901@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 02/14/2012 10:43 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Yeah, we don't use the four values in Flexbox because Flexbox's
> properties are relative to the main/cross axis, not the block/inline
> axis.  I ended up with start/end because they're short for
> "main-start", "cross-end", etc., and those sound better than
> "main-before" or the like (and I couldn't come up with a good pair of
> unused words, either).  It's unnecessary to use the full names since
> the axis is apparent from context in each property.

Yeah, I remember you asking about using the flow-relative directions
as flexbox-flow-relative, and I thought that was fine. But using the
start/end pair in both dimensions isn't the same thing as what you

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