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RE: [css3-flexbox][css3-align] start/end vs. before/after

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 01:44:03 +0000
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Chris Jones <cjon@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Phil Cupp <pcupp@microsoft.com>, Markus Mielke <mmielke@microsoft.com>
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[Glenn Adams:]

>On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 5:54 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> start and end should be avoided when referring to writing mode relative
>> edges in the row axis; that is, before/after should be used for row axis
>> (which follows block progression) with reserved start/end for column axis
>> (which follows inline progression);

>That's not being disputed; the issue is fantasai is proposing tying
>start/end to the "main" axis and before/after to the "secondary" axis,
>which have no inherent relation to the writing mode.  (In Flexbox,
>they depend on flex-direction.  In Grid, "main" is "inline" and
>"secondary" is "block".)

>in that case, i support fantasai's proposal, but do not support chris' proposal to use start/end for both axes 

Could you elaborate on why?
Received on Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:44:39 UTC

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