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Re: [css3-conditional] at-supports-020, at-supports-021 and at-supports-024

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:25:23 -0700
Message-ID: <5021B1F3.8090002@inkedblade.net>
To: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
On 08/07/2012 01:51 PM, "Gérard Talbot" wrote:
>
>>> PS. Btw, I now understand what "parens" means: it's a diminutive form of
>>> the plural of parenthesis.
>>
>> That's what it is. I hear it so often that I thought it was now accepted
>> mainstream usage. Maybe not.
>
> CSS 2.1 was using "parenthesis" and "parentheses". Now CSS 3 is using
> "parens" and this was the first time I ever saw such word.

It's a very informal abbreviation, and shouldn't be used in any specs
(or tests, really). :) It's common in email and IRC discussions, though.

~fantasai
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