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Re: [CSS 2.1] redundant note in font-size (15.7)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:28:15 -0700
Message-ID: <4A5BA6EF.2090100@inkedblade.net>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Bert Bos wrote:
> The 2004 version of CSS 2.1 had a table of suggested scaling factors[2] 
> between the font sizes from 'xx-small' to 'xx-large', with a note that 
> explained there was no longer a fixed factor, just a set of suggested 
> factors. We then decided to remove those suggested factors and instead 
> add a note saying that just there is no fixed factor. But we forgot to 
> remove the old note.
> So now there are two notes, both of which say that there is no longer a 
> fixed factor. In addition, the second, old, note says there are 
> suggested factors, which is not true.
> I suggest we drop that second note, called "Note 2" in the spec[1]. And 
> remove the "1" from "Note 1" just above it.
> [1] 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-CSS2-20090423/fonts.html#propdef-font-size
> [2] 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/CR-CSS21-20040225/fonts.html#propdef-font-size

Note 2 has better wording, imho. I suggest combining them instead,
removing the last sentence of Note 2 and instead appending "Implementation
experience has demonstrated... previous specifications" from the first

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