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On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@...> wrote:
> ± From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@...]
> ± Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:42 PM
> ± I don't see the problem in current spec - the only check done is to
> ± ensure that the items' baselines are parallel to the main axis.
> ± So, a horizontal writing mode flexbox set to column, but filled
> ± with vertical japanese, can baseline-align its items.
> ± (And items that fail that check are start-aligned, not center-
> ± aligned.)
> I see, the spec says
> # If the flexbox item's inline-axis is the same as the cross-
> # axis, this value is identical to ‘start’.
> which looks at item's direction, so I should work.
> I am not sure about 'start' as fallback. In old spec, 'box-align:baseline' on block-axis flexbox was treated as 'center', which may be just as random but should get a little better result (for example when mixing text and images?).
> Also 'center' as fallback avoids the issue of 'start' not always being same as 'before'.
Oh, I didn't realize that the old spec fell back to 'center' when
'baseline' can't work. Changing that was an oversight on my part,
then. I'll fix that.