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RE: Technique 3.4.A [priority 2] Check document for relative or absolute units.

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 07:42:07 -0500
Message-Id: <200003091239.HAA311538@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
The 'ex' is IIRC in the accepted lexicon of formatting properties for web
media as used by style languages published by W3C.  For further information
on the status and theory of the 'ex' unit, I suggest the following search

a) CSS2 specification
b) Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>

Please read a bit in CSS2 before troubling Chris over "how is this defined,
anyway?" but if the spec doesn't do it for you do ask Chris.


At 11:36 PM 2000-03-08 -0500, Harvey Bingham wrote:
>At 2000-01-26 18:34-0500, Michael Cooper wrote:
>>Looks good - I'd add the "ex" unit (about half an em) to the list of
>>acceptable values. Michael
>What is your reference for "ex"? The printing tradition uses "en" as
>half an "em". Unfortunately "en" is also used with language: lang="en"
>For that matter <em>...</em> are used for emphasis.
>The entities: ensp   CDATA &#8194; and
>               ndash  CDATA &#8211;
>in the html40  htmlspec.ent file, defined as half an em wide.
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