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Re: Armenian numbering: findings, recommendations and request to CSS WG

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:03:03 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0902121603j1cd1cb9exc2f290da3e016913@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>
> I'm enjoying this discussion, and learning a lot, but I really wonder if we
> are obsessing about something, well, not exactly front-center to our
> mission.  As long as list-numbering methods are easily implemented, and
> well-described, and plausible, if we learn something later, we can introduce
> new methods.  (E.g. if we learn that reformed-armenian has a variation, we
> can introduce, if we need to, reformed-armenian).  I mean, where is Papua
> New Guinea Counting? (See <http://www.uog.ac.pg/glec/thesis/thesis.htm>).
>
> (smile, now) Or do we *really* need to obsess, and have a
> cascading-list-number-method-description-language (CLNMDL), where you could
> say things like "this is like roman-lower except that we prefer the medieval
> iiii to the roman iv" :-), or write little pseudo-code pieces that create
> strings from integers for those methods :-), or have an embedded lisp
> interpreter emacs-style for the truly thorny cases...heh, isn't LISP the
> list-processing language...?
> --
> David Singer
> Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
>
>

Hey, don't make us bring up DSSSL.  ^_^

~TJ
Received on Friday, 13 February 2009 00:03:38 GMT

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