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Re: [css-align] use of start/end edge needs qualification

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 12:10:49 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+eQtCLvrcgHDdHQ2=T1qk9g_zOP3SP88__WH1GezC++4g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> >> > In [1], the phrases "start edge" and "end edge" are used without
> >> > qualifying
> >> > which axis applies.
> >>
> >> That's because this is the generic list of terms which are shared by
> >> several alignment properties.  The axis in which they apply is
> >> determined by the property.
> >>
> >> (If this is a problem, then several other terms like "center" are
> >> similarly ambiguous.)
> >
> > In the present case, they are used in a technical sense, so there should
> be
> > a definition or a reference to one.
>
> I don't understand this response.  It doesn't seem directly connected
> to what you're responding to.
>
> >> > Also, I notice the terms "start side" and "end side" also appear under
> >> > the
> >> > definitions of self-start and self-end. The term "side" is not defined
> >> > in
> >> > this spec nor is a definition referenced. For that matter, the term
> >> > "edge"
> >> > is similarly undefined. At the minimum, "edge" and "side" need to be
> >> > carefully distinguished, with example illustrations if possible.
> >> >
> >> > [1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-align/#ltcontent-position
> >>
> >> They're both English words, not special technical terms.  I don't
> >> think further definition is necessary, unless you can explain how you
> >> find them confusing.
> >
> > Since in this case, I have no idea the difference between "edge" and
> "side",
> > then it is definitely a problem.
>
> I don't see how it's confusing.  More importantly, I'm not sure how I
> could rephrase it without using the same or nearly identical words.
>

Let's discuss this at the F2F, we seem to be talking past each other (as
usual).
Received on Friday, 31 May 2013 18:11:37 UTC

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