[css3-page] LCWD issue 21 -- [21] Section 3.3.2

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> Having opened Pandora's box with "A4" and "letter", I feel that the
> standard should either (1) explain why the decision was made to limit
> the listed sizes to just these two, (2) drop these sizes, or (3)
> change the list of predefined sizes and explain why those were chosen.
> With "A4" and "letter" as part of the standard, it does not take much
> imagination to suppose that there will be those who try to extend the
> standard on their own.  It would be best if the standard tries to
> control these non-standard extensions is some manner.
> For example, one could justify supporting only the ISO defined paper
> sizes (ISO 216). envelope sizes (ISO 269), etc. by way of
> non-hyphenated keywords.  Then if national sizes need to be predefined
> as well, the standard could specify a convention such as:
> <country-code> "-" <name> Thus, we could have "us-letter" "ca-p4" or
> "ja-b4" if including keywords for national standard paper sizes be
> deemed necessary.

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Received on Thursday, 8 January 2004 04:36:27 UTC