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

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 14:00:40 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <B7A01466-BD50-11D7-9DE2-003065B71C46@pobox.com>

On Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003, at 13:51 US/Pacific, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> 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).
> - -
>>> 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."?

It is naive, but obviously enough so that I don't think there's much 
danger of it being taken to heart. Less naively, I think it represents 
an assertion that cross-UA renderings for the screen media type (at 
least) *should* be more alike than not in the absence of author or user 
styles.
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