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Re: stability of root em unit spec

From: Ph. Wittenbergh <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:00:03 +0900
Cc: "Keith Rarick" <kr@xph.us>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <962B1772-CBFC-4C4E-9EBD-B9F5CEF3A0A2@asahi-net.or.jp>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>

On Jan 7, 2009, at 5:53 PM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> I will propose to change "rem" to "re" because:
>  - all other length units are two-letter, it seems logical to follow
>    this scheme unless there's a good reason not to

That doesn't seem enough of a reason, I think.
>  - "rem" reminds me of the the old basic "remark" command. This is
>    not a very good reason, just something that pops up in my head
>    whenever I see it. I'm sure "re" will remind some people of email
>    messages.
> What do people think -- should it be changed back?

rem is clear in my book: Root EM.

Philippe Wittenbergh
Received on Wednesday, 7 January 2009 11:00:48 UTC

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