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Re: font-size and accents, again

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 23:46:25 +0100
Message-ID: <3839C7C1.E02DED23@w3.org>
To: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
CC: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>, fahrner@pobox.com, www-style@w3.org


Erik van der Poel wrote:
> 
> "L. David Baron" wrote:
> > New units can't be introduced to CSS for at least 4 years or so in any
> > useful way, since many existing browsers will treat them as pixels.
> 
> What a mess.

Well, it was one opinion. Its not the opinion of the CSS WG as a whole.
For example, the gd unit springs to mind. 

And it seems to be mixing up implementations and specifications.
Implementations will upgrade to new specs as soon as there is a good
business case to do so (cool features, money making opportunities, and
so on).

I observe that the use of CSS with XML is producing new and more agile
browsers  -  agile in the sense of implementingnew specs fast - which do
not have to struggle with the legacy burden that HTML usage has.

--
Chris
Received on Monday, 22 November 1999 17:46:34 GMT

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