Notational Misunderstanding (was Re: Oversize / Dropped Caps and Initials)
On Tue, 11 Jul 1995, Benjamin C. W. Sittler wrote, considering notation:
> I would say that the ordering is correct... big.font and plain font is
> the most general, .size the most specific.
Forgive me. But, I don't understand.
Can someone help me?
I would think that if not "font.size.big" then it would AT LEAST be
"font.big.size". I mean, the most general seems to be plain "font",
followed either by size or big. Why the other way around?
I seem to understand you, by using this notation, to mean that if
"[.]font[.]" were anywhere within the classification, then the current
class should have its attributes cascaded from "font". I do NOT
find it intuitive to say that.
If you say "big.font.size", _I_ would expect the set of "big.img",
"big.font", "big.whatever" to inherit from "big". (Which I don't
REALLY think makes a lot of sense.)
(Or maybe, _I_ don't make sense. Am I just confused?)
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