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disposition OK Re: Gilman-8 Follow on LC-1574 Relative Size Measures

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:43:51 -0500
Message-Id: <p0611041ec1e532bd2c24@[]>
To: "public-diselect-editors@w3.org" <public-diselect-editors@w3.org>
At 12:10 PM +0000 29 01 2007, Rhys Lewis wrote:
>Hello Al,
>Thanks again for your comments on the DISelect Last call.
>In your response to the disposition of comments for Gilman-8 [1], 
>you did not accept the disposition of the comment. In particular, 
>you asked that we find a way to help accelerate adoption of a 
>replacement for the 'em' unit with one based on the width of a zero 
>character in a font.
>I understand, as a result of a discussion at last week's Multigroup 
>Meeting in Boston [2], that the likely delay in getting this new 
>unit adopted through CSS means that the urgency to include it in 
>DISelect, or the associated XPath functions, is lower than 
>anticipated. As a result, I believe that you now are in a position 
>to accept the disposition of this comment.
>Perhaps you would be able to confirm that by posting to the list?

Yes, I accept the disposition and thank you for the summary above.


[PS below]

>I should point out that DIWG agrees that relative measures of screen 
>size are a potentially important part of the delivery context. 
>Indeed, current work on the ontology for the delivery context does 
>include some measures, based on those from UAProf. I understand from 
>our conversation last week that measures such as these, based on 
>default font characteristics of the device and possibly subject to 
>user preference, would provide a suitable source of information for 
>your needs. The extensible nature of the DISelect XPath access 
>functions specification should enable such additional information to 
>be made available, in future, without requiring revision to the 
>DISelect documents.

PS: yes, there's a place for device based average figures and also a
place for basing decisions on user preferences where they have
expressed them.

Just for the record, the use case we discussed was conditions used in
choices between multi-column and single-column layout topologies.
[and extending to tachistoscopic presentation word by word in extreme


>Very best wishes
>Rhys Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 30 January 2007 17:44:19 UTC

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