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Re: [css21] root being out-of-flow

From: Peter Moulder <pjrm@mail.internode.on.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 08:14:39 +1000
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150903221439.GB1747@mail.internode.on.net>
On Thu, Sep 03, 2015 at 10:15:37AM -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 10:16 PM, Peter Moulder
> <pjrm@mail.internode.on.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 06:21:04PM +0200, fantasai wrote:
> >> Is there a useful reason that we define the root element as out-of-flow?
> >
> > It might be for purposes of the immediately following phrase, "the flow of A"
> > (and related phrases such as "in the same flow").
> 
> Yeah, it seems likely that it was done solely to make that later
> sentence simpler.  But I agree with fantasai that it's confusing in
> general, and we should instead call it in-flow but amend the following
> phrase to talk about roots as well.

It might be helpful to introduce a term "flow root" for the existing
definition that includes root.

pjrm.
Received on Thursday, 3 September 2015 22:15:09 UTC

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