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Re: HSL Troll...

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 12:17:11 -0800
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01bd0028$7027f2c0$811cd9cf@davidp>

>   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.

Practically-speaking, parsecs should not be considered for inclusion, since
by the time a display warranting such units is rendered the viewer would
probably be dead.

David Perrell
Received on Wednesday, 3 December 1997 15:17:32 UTC

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