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

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 06:47:01 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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 From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net] 
 Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:03 PM
 >     before
 > start + end
 >     after
 The before/after pair isn't used in many places (just a few, 
 like caption-side), because so far it hasn't been necessary 
 (since only horizontal writing modes existed) and because a 
 number of places that need logical directions actually need 
 the over/under pair instead.
 But note that if we ever wind up with logical properties, 
 before/after will be nearly everywhere top/bottom is now. E.g.
 margin-before/margin-after, etc.

BTW, just in case I didn't make it clear earlier, even though I have proposed using before/after for flex-align, I would prefer to keep start/end in both directions of grid-align. Unless we manage to come up with generic align properties, there is nothing to gain by having a different value in one out of six properties of flexbox and grid.

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