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[css3-flexbox] Rename 'flex-order'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 17:55:08 -0700
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To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Issue link: http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/css3-flexbox-rename-flex-order

Should we rename the 'flex-order' property? Its functionality may be
useful in other new layout specs, such as in Grid's auto-layout
algorithm (which is basically a simple version of Flexbox), so putting
it under a “flex-” prefix wouldn't be good. As well, 'flex-order'
might be a good name in the future for putting elements in “flex
groups”, such that one group gets first crack at the free space ahead
of other (in the old flexbox spec, this was called 'box-flex-group').

(There are no plans right now to make this applicable to existing
layout modes like block or table.  It would simply have no effect in

A. (current spec) Name it 'flex-order'.

B. Name it 'box-order'.

C. Name it 'display-order'.

I prefer C.


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