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Re: [css-values] The length unit 'Q' (quarter of millimeter)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:41:57 -0700
Message-ID: <534C4815.6080706@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/14/2014 05:32 AM, Christoph Päper wrote:
> fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>:
>> On 11/17/2013 02:38 AM, MURAKAMI Shinyu wrote:
>>>
>>> I would like to propose adding a length unit, 'Q' (1Q = 0.25mm).
>>
>> Thank you for your simple and well-explained proposal, Murakami-san!
>>
>> The CSSWG resolved to accept your proposal for CSS Values and Units,
>
> Wow, I guess I should have explained better back in 2006 or 2009.
>
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2006Aug/0210.html>
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jan/0253.html>

I think one of the key points here was
   "Although not many a designer uses these (yet or still), they should
   be reasonably cheap to implement."
vs. a solid explanation that the unit is in common use today in non-CSS
applications, enough to warrant the implementation cost in CSS.

~fantasai
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