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RE: HSL Troll...

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 11:08:50 -0800
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B908DE44@red-msg-47.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'David Perrell'" <davidp@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Sure.  For completeness in that media, we should add decimeter, decameter,
kilometer and mile.  For future applications, I suppose we should consider
micrometers, nanometers, picometers, microns, leagues and lightyears as
well.

Tongue firmly in cheek,
	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Perrell [SMTP:davidp@earthlink.net]
> Sent:	Wednesday, December 03, 1997 11:04 AM
> To:	Chris Wilson (PSD)
> Cc:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: HSL Troll...
> 
> 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
> 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
> >Chris Wilson
> >cwilso@microsoft.com
> >***
> >
> >> -----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 14:09:16 GMT

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