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Re: [CSS21] body { padding: 8px; } HTML40 sample stylesheet

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 23:51:55 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-style@w3.org
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On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Todd Fahrner wrote:

> The sample sheet in CSS1 is more prescriptive than descriptive of
> common UA behavior. The px values in CSS2 are simply descriptive of
> what Mosaic-derivative UAs use(d).
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> > And moving back to a small value like
> > 1.12 is strange too.
> That is also based on empirical measurement of legacy behavior, and
> does not represent a recommendation.

So how should we understand the words "Developers are encouraged to use it
as a default style sheet in their implementations."?

Note the words "use it as...". Not "use it as basis for...", which is
actually how I have read it until now. So it was worse than I realized.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 2003 16:51:58 UTC

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