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Re: [css-logical-properties] the 'inline-{start,end}' values for 'float' and 'clear'

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:59:44 -0800
Cc: Johannes Wilm <johanneswilm@vivliostyle.com>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Rossen Atanassov <ratan@microsoft.com>, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, "Elika J. Etemad" <fantasai@inkedblade.net>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <76735199-9188-4F40-9426-0287424D0643@gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>

> On Nov 13, 2015, at 11:20 AM, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com> wrote:
> Back up a bit, the original request was "is it safe to ship
> 1-dimensional floats with logical directional values?" and while it'd
> be ideal to figure out the final syntax for 2-dimensional floats to
> answer to that question, I don't think it's absolutely required, as
> long as we can agree that:
> 1. If no other 2-dimensional-related properties are set (e.g.,
> float-reference), and
> 2. If either 'start' or 'end' is specified
> we will handle it as 1-dimensional logical direction.
> I think this makes sense given the consistency with 1-dimensional
> properties such a text-align, and shipping 1-dimensional logical
> directional values before we finalize 2-dimensional syntax is
> beneficial. Tab's response reads to me that Tab and fantasai are fine
> with this.

The problem is that it does depend on the final syntax somewhat. For the way I'd like it, start and end would be the values to use for one dimensional floats. But if 'start' ends up being short for 'start start' instead of 'start none', that that wouldn't work too well. It would change the meaning of 'float: start'. If we could agree that 'start' is short for 'start' in the inline direction and 'none' in the block direction, then I think 'start' and 'end' are the best choice.

> Can we conclude on this point first?
> /koji
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