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Re: @page { size: A4 }

From: Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 18:18:46 +1000 (EST)
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0304111811520.21081-100000@lorien.yeslogic.com>


> I have some sympathy for the proposal, and I think the "A4" value was
> part of the proposal for the "size" property at some point. It was
> removed based on feedback from a major printer manufacturer who said
> there are lots of different systems and conventions for naming paper
> sizes worldwide.

This means that we should avoid named paper sizes that have differing
interpretations in different parts of the world. However, A4 and the other
ISO paper sizes are international standards used throughout the world and
should not suffer from this problem. Does the value "A4" really have other 
meanings in some locations?

Michael Day

YesLogic Pty. Ltd.
Received on Friday, 11 April 2003 03:04:18 GMT

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