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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 62

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:48:39 +0000 (UTC)
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0402251046130.426@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Etan Wexler wrote:
>
> Bert Bos wrote to <mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 9 February 2004:
>
>> Your e-mail:
>>     [...]
>>
>>     D) A reference to "page box width" in chapter 13. This also seems
>>     to want the content width.
>>
>> CSS WG response:
>>
>>     [...]
>>     D is referring to the {{page box} width} not the {page {box
>>     width}}.
>
> English doesn't work in the manner intended. Suggested replacements
> include "width of the page box", "page-box width", and "page box's
> width".

I don't understand why English doesn't work in the manner intended. There
is no such thing as "box width", but there is a locally defined term "page
box", so why would you parse "page box width" to mean "page {box width}"?

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