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RE: Proposal for unitless lengths (Was: Is the px unit equivalent to user units?)

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jonf@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 14:29:13 -0800
Message-ID: <6ECA24BE410D994496A2AE995367C5C8576210@namail3.corp.adobe.com>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Jonathan Watt" <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>

Regarding 'font', it isn't supported in SVG Tiny 1.2. Regarding SVG Full
1.2, almost certainly the SVG WG would be willing to make adjustments to
work through any CDF compatibility issues, such as not allowing <number>
within the 'font-size' part of the 'font' property in all cases (i.e.,
XML attributes or stylesheets). For SVG developers, the 'font' shorthand
property isn't really all that useful and developers can always use the
individual font properties. (In fact, I am not sure the 'font' shortcut
property is all that useful for HTML+CSS either.)

Jon


-----Original Message-----
From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Boris Zbarsky
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 2:20 PM
To: Jonathan Watt
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposal for unitless lengths (Was: Is the px unit
equivalent to user units?)


Jonathan Watt wrote:
> Four CSS properties:
>   font
>   font-size
....

> I'm not sure what to do about the remaining four "generic" CSS 
> properties. Perhaps a request to the CSS WG that they also allow 
> <number> for those properties

Can't do that for "font", since it would make the parsing ambiguous
(numbers 
could be either font size or font weight).  Which means that the only
way to do 
it for font-size is to allow it in the font-size only when not being
used in the 
font shorthand...

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 4 January 2006 22:28:26 GMT

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