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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 01:21:06 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
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On 09/03/2015 06:14 PM, Peter Moulder wrote:
> 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.

We're using that elsewhere...
   http://www.w3.org/TR/css-display-3/#valdef-display-flow-root
unless you have a better name. :D zcorpan would like us to change it.

~fantasai
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