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

From: Johannes Wilm <johanneswilm@vivliostyle.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 22:54:45 +0200
Message-ID: <CABkgm-Q1qozQnD0GyGRnLjk44ZcS3MtKvd9Vu=jQCEMevyzgsw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>
Cc: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, ratan@microsoft.com, "Elika J. Etemad" <fantasai@inkedblade.net>
On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 4:21 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/10/15 14:25, Koji Ishii wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 9:12 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com
>> ...

> We don't currently have block-direction options for 'float', but in
> principle they seem like a reasonable possibility.

Floating in the block direction is what the CSS Page Floats spec is all
about [1].

> If we use 'start' and 'end' now, and later extend 'float' to two
> dimensions, I could see us ending up with 'float: start | end | block-start
> | block-end', which seems unfortunate. ISTM that using the inline-prefixed
> names from the beginning is preferable. Or would you suggest some entirely
> different names for the block-direction analogs of inline 'start' and 'end'?
So far we have used 'inline-start | inline-end | block-start | block-end'
in the page float spec.

Personally, I would find 'start' and 'end' confusing, but the terms are not
very important as long as the same terms are used throughout.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css-page-floats-3/

Johannes Wilm
Received on Monday, 5 October 2015 20:55:19 UTC

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