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Re: HSL Troll...

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 11:03:53 -0800
To: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01bd001e$32d85860$811cd9cf@davidp>
There's been talk of using CSS for laser projections. Seeing as these
sometimes use clouds as a projection surface, wouldn't 'foot' and 'meter' be
reasonable additions?

David Perrell

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
To: 'neil@bigpic.com' <neil@bigpic.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org <www-style@w3.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 10:44 AM
Subject: RE: HSL Troll...

>Actually, you missed one - mm.  I see a need for points (they're the unit
>choice in typography, and the conversion between points and inches/cm is
>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
>point.  I doubt, however, that many people use mm or pc - you could
>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
>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.
>> __
>> | Mortar: Advanced Web Development <http://mortar.bigpic.com/>
>> | Neil St.Laurent                  <mailto:stlaurent@bigpic.com>
>> | Big Picture Multimedia
Received on Wednesday, 3 December 1997 14:04:26 UTC

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