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RE: HSL Troll...

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 10:27:02 -0800
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B908DE42@red-msg-47.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'neil@bigpic.com'" <neil@bigpic.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Actually, you missed one - mm.  I see a need for points (they're the unit of
choice in typography, and the conversion between points and inches/cm is not
always absolute), and inches (they're "absolute", and commonly used for
margin specification in American software) - since the whole world doesn't
use inches ;^), centimeters should be supported as well.  I would be happy
dropping picas and millimeters.  On the other hand, the overhead of
additional units that easily convert to other units is probably confinable
to a couple of dozen bytes, so it's probably not worth removing them at this
point.  I doubt, however, that many people use mm or pc - you could probably
leave them out of a UA and no-one would notice.

On the other hand, if you left a color model out, and a large group of
people like those who have been deluging the list use it, you will get no
colors.  I haven't heard of anyone singing the praises of mm over cm, or pc
over pt, but maybe I just don't hang around in the right places.  :^)

Chris Wilson

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Neil St.Laurent [SMTP:neil@bigpic.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, December 03, 1997 9:07 AM
> To:	Chris Wilson (PSD)
> Cc:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: HSL Troll...
> > lots of color models, when their work could easily be done in the
> > authoring UI.  To me, HSL is only slightly better than RGB for
> I have no problem with that. However then why is there four absolute 
> units of measure in CSS that indicate unit length: pt, pc, cm, in ?
> (I hope I got those right)
> It's always been a matter of consistency that has bothered me.
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> | Mortar: Advanced Web Development <http://mortar.bigpic.com/>
> | Neil St.Laurent                  <mailto:stlaurent@bigpic.com>
> | Big Picture Multimedia
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