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RE: [css3-page] examples in 3.3.2 (page size) are 'US-centric'(?)

From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 22:19:26 -0800
Message-ID: <79417AA297C63F4EA33B68AC105464A9018B9796@xboi22.boise.itc.hp.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

This issue, number 36, has been resolved by the editor, who wishes to thank
all those who have taken the time to add to this discussion: Jungshik Shin,
Ernest Cline, Don Wright, Bjoern Hoehrmann, Christoph Päper, Michael Day,
Tantek Çelik, David Woolley.

> There are two examples (excluding the first example for 
> 'auto') given in section 3.3.2 and both of them refer to US 
> letter. I think at least one of them had better use ISO A4, 
> instead given that virtually all other countries use ISO A4. 
> Besides, as already pointed out twice, A4 is only 21.0 cm 
> wide and 29.7 cm high instead of 210cm and 297cm. It might be 
> a good idea to use 21.0 cm and 29.7 cm instead of 210 mm and 
> 297 mm because numbers (21.0 and 29.7) are more comparable 
> to 8.5 and 11 for US letter than 210 and 297.

The resolution is:
1. there will be an example use the size a4
2. the units will be in mm
3. the following media names must be supported by Use Agents as keywords in
the size property: letter, legal, ledger, A5, B5, A4, B4, A3
4.  ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/standards/pwg5101.1.pdf will be referenced as
the definitive specification for media names

 -- Jim Bigelow, editor
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2004 01:20:01 UTC

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