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inch to cm was Re: WD-CSS21-20020802 section 4, "CSS 2.1 syntax and basic data types",

From: <natej@excite.co.jp>
Date: 15 Nov 2002 18:52:33 +0900
Message-ID: <20021115095233.15738.cpmta@c000.nrt.cp.net>
To: www-style@w3.org, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

> "in: inches -- 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters" 
>  
> Does the Working Group really wish to limit precision? 
 
How does this limit precision?	An inch (in the real world) is defined 
to be precisely 25.4 mm (or 2.54 cm). 

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and a foot is equal to 30cm or 300mm. a foot is equal to 12 inches. an inch is 2.54cm. a foot is 30.48cm, ergo 30cm "is equal to" 30.48cm.

at least insert the word "approximately" between "is" and "equal."

best
nate jarvis
Received on Friday, 15 November 2002 04:53:49 GMT

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