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Re: @page { size: A4 }

From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 20:08:52 +0400
Message-ID: <945948882.20030413200852@hotbox.ru>
To: www-style@w3.org, Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>

Hello again,

2003-04-11T12:18:46Z Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com> wrote:

>> 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?

I just hope we don't get another US-centric feature here. Isn't it
possible to introduce ISO values without touching ANSI, JIS, etc.?

I'm fed up with 'pt' values that are ruining the traditional European
typography nowadays. People are looking forward for a fix (a new unit
or a clarification about US/European points). THAT would be nice.

  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov                  http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                                     http://croll.da.ru/
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