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RE: HSL Troll...

From: Eric A. Meyer <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 14:41:35 -0500
Message-Id: <v0310280cb0ab64763ead@[129.22.138.152]>
To: 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.

   This points out a serious, looming problem.  The logical extension of
this last progression is parsecs, which are typically abbreviated as "pc."
However, this unit abbreviation is already used for picas!  What to do?
Obviously the authors were not sufficiently far-sighted in their original
efforts, and total backwards compatibility is now directly threatened.
   (Sorry, but I just couldn't resist...)

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