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Re: stability of root em unit spec

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:44:54 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <58955492-BBE8-49CD-81F8-F189F78FE19A@gmail.com>
To: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>

On Jan 7, 2009, at 5:37 AM, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:

> The fact that root em is quite similar to normal
> em makes me think that the unit for root em should include the unit  
> for
> em in full.

I agree, and think it would be even more clear to have "r-em" (making  
it read as a special kind of "em", and not as Rapid Eye Movement, or  
the musical group by that name, or as short for "remember"). And if  
there was ever going to be a "root ex" it could be "r-ex".

> If it needs to be two-letter, then I vote for "rm". It does not sound
> like regular expression and according to Adam Twardoch em is already
> commonly abbreviated as "m" instead of "e".

I agree with that too.
Received on Wednesday, 7 January 2009 16:45:37 UTC

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