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RE: [css-snappoints] [css-scroll-snap] Summary of latest updates 1/13

From: Matt Rakow <marakow@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:06:47 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai@inkedblade.net>
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>Yes, agree that we should share the same term for both the root and overflowing divs; just think that making the term a bit more different from "viewport" -- which in CSS syntaxland, is specific to the root scroller -- would be a good idea.
The "viewport" (as referred to in CSS2.1, etc.) generally refers to the layout viewport, not the visual viewport.  The layout viewport (currently) is unique to the root scroller, though it's possible/likely that zoomable elements will necessitate the addition of a layout viewport concept for elements as well.  The terms "layout viewport" and "visual viewport" are already broadly used.  I think adding a third term will increase ambiguity, not decrease it.

>We're naming a rectangular area here... it's not padding or an inset, which is an offset from outer edges!
Ok, happy to hear alternatives.  I'll add an open issue in the meantime.

Thanks,
-Matt
Received on Saturday, 16 January 2016 00:07:16 UTC

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