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Re: Scientific notation in numbers

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:09:35 +0100
Message-ID: <19316.399.306575.544208@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:

 > > I'm all for removing complexity.
 > 
 > I don't follow.  The "remove complexity" part of Zack's message argues
 > for either accepting scinot everywhere or accepting it nowhere
 > (including removing it from SVG).

That would probably be the simplest, as far as specifications go.

 > > And I get a headache from trying to
 > > read style sheets like this:
 > >
 > >   h1 { font-size: 2.6e-4em }
 > 
 > Is it any better to see "h1 { font-size: .00026em; }"?

Yes, I think so. "2.6e-4em" looks like an expression of some sort, 

 > > 2) it can be used as a browser switch

 > #2 isn't a goal.

That's good, my understanding was that some people in the telcon
argued why using this for browser sniffing was a good thing.

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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