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Re: CSS2.1 and CSS3 Print Tests

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 18:38:26 -0700
Message-ID: <482B9412.1010800@inkedblade.net>
To: "Grant, Melinda" <melinda.grant@hp.com>
CC: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>

Grant, Melinda wrote:
> Why is '1in' better than '1"'?  Assuming the tester doesn't know CSS syntax, I would prefer '1
> inch', my second preference would be '1"', and I would worry that the tester might not understand
> '1in'.

"1 inch" would be better, but 'in' is a standard abbreviation of an inch
and it's more explicit than 1". I'd rather not be too American-centric
here: there are layout engine developers in Europe and Japan, too, and
I'd imagine they'd have an easier time looking up {in means inch} than
{" means inch}.

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