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RE: @page { size: A4 }

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 05:09:53 +0200
Message-ID: <16022.12801.137952.269267@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Rowland Shaw:

 > > 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.
 > Maybe I'm just being a shade ignorant here, but my understanding is that at
 > least A4 is internationally recognised? (It would follow that the A series
 > is supported internationally) - at the very least, I doubt there is any
 > other definition of A4?

A4 is uniquely defined, I believe. The issue raised by the
manufacturer was that there are many other systems in addition to the
A? series. There the B?, C?, us-* etc. Deciding where to draw the line
is tricky.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          cto °þe®ª
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