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Re: [css3-align] The Great Alignment Bikeshed

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 11:38:39 -0700
Message-ID: <4FB2A2AF.7020100@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 05/15/2012 06:58 AM, Christoph Päper wrote:
> By the way, are the triples ‘before’/‘after’/‘center’ and ‘start’/‘end’/‘center’
> set in stone now? Otherwise I suggest to reconsider using ‘middle’ instead of
> ‘center’ in the former case.

I thought about that; Steve Zilles brought up that vertical-align uses middle
instead of center. But center is used in background-position in both dimensions,
and the 'middle' value of vertical-align doesn't actually center things, it
aligns them to a particular combination of baseline metrics and probably should
have been called 'text-middle'. So I think 'center' is actually the better name
to use here.

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