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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:01:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4F3CE1F3.2040106@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 02/16/2012 07:47 AM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>  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.
>  ~fantasai
> 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.

IMO both sets should match the terminology in writing modes;
flexbox interpreting "flow-relative" relative to the flex-flow
(which is what Tab had proposed IIRC), and grid interpreting
"flow-relative" relative to the text flow.

And of course if anyone has a better set of terms to use for the
before/after pair, speak up now or forever hold your peace... :)

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