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Re: Another cut on the Character-Transform Property

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 19:11:44 -0700
Message-ID: <4BB946E0.6070005@tiro.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Richard Fink wrote:

> Every web designer/developer on earth is a typographer. That's just the fact
> of it. 

Is everyone who uses a pen a calligrapher? I built some very nice raised 
garden beds from roughcut cedar; does that makes me a carpenter? Expert 
knowledge and skill exist in every field, as does specialised vocabulary.

Where perhaps we might agree is that CSS is many things to many people, 
and we should strive to find terminology that a) reflects common 
specialised usage where the standard intersects with existing practice, 
e.g. typography, and b) confuses the fewest number of people overall. 
Yes, that's a balancing act. I can't always suggest the best 
terminology, but I will try to flag things that strike me as confusing 
or at odds with common usage in my field, as I trust others will do for 
their fields.

[I will be away for the next few days, so will not respond further until 
the end of the week.]

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