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Re: [css-writing-modes] Rename extent/measure to block-size/inline-size?

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:29:26 -0500
Message-ID: <5310D586.1000209@earthlink.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 2014-02-28 16:58 (GMT) Simon Sapin composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2014-02-28 10:58 (GMT) Simon Sapin composed:

>> Measure and extent as used imply single measurement results, single lengths,
>> not areas (sizes) resulting from measurement of two lengths.

> http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/extent?q=extent
> defines "extent" as "The area covered by something: an enclosure ten
> acres in extent", which doesn’t sound any more one-dimensional than "size".

This is the one I looked up before my prior reply, why I wrote "as used":
"extent ...
1. the space or degree to which a thing extends; length...scope...
2....a particular length..."

Regardless of the uses to which "extent" may be put according to 
dictionaries, I find size to be a poor substitute for it in the realm of CSS, 
where dimensions of various objects and their interplay have such an 
prominent role.
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