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Re: font specification in CSS1

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 19:39:39 -0700
Message-Id: <199608130239.TAA19851@austria.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Jon Bosak" <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Jon Bosak wrote:
> If you don't standardize this, the behavior you're looking for is
> possible to achieve.  The comparison with paintings and books is
> exactly right.  You can't classify them.  But if you don't classify
> them, you can't find them.  It's a good thing the librarians
> the fact that you can't precisely classify books and went ahead and
> precisely classified them anyway.

Books and paintings are classified by arbitrary types in a general
sense, and sometimes debatably so. In a precise sense they are
classified by title and author.

David Perrell
Received on Monday, 12 August 1996 22:40:24 UTC

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