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[whatwg] size attribute

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:36:49 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904282136260.12381@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
>
> Using the word "glyph" instead of "character", where appropriate, 
> obviously does not improve the readability of the specification.  
> However, not using the word "glyph" makes that part simply incorrect for 
> a large number of people whose culture has the disadvantage of being 
> ignored by the leading technological powers.  I can understand that, and 
> I can understand that this distinction is "pedantry" to you because you 
> never see it in practice.  All I have to say is that it is very sad.

The point is that implementors aren't confused by this particular case, 
and they would probably be _more_ confused if we used "glyph".

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