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

From: Tantek «elik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 08:52:06 -0800
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On 1/23/04 8:04 AM, "Christoph Pšper" <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
wrote:

> 
> *Michael Day*:
>> 
>> No; we will continue to support the "a4" keyword, as millions of
>> people are familiar with A4 paper sizes and have never heard of ISO.
> 
> JFTR, in Germany nobody says "ISO A4", few just "A4", most "DIN A4".

And nobody in the US says "NA Letter", most just "letter".

Given that none of the nine suggested minimal keyword value conflict with
each other without a prefix, why is a prefix necessary?

The spec is going to precisely define what each keyword means anyway.

It appears such prefixes are just "codeJunk" (with apologies to E. Tufte).

Tantek
Received on Friday, 23 January 2004 11:52:13 GMT

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