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Re: [CSSWG][css-shapes] CSS Shapes Level 1 Candidate Recommendation

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:51:48 +0000
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D1DCF268.2B2F3%stearns@adobe.com>
On 7/28/15, 8:13 AM, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

>On 07/26/2015 04:23 PM, Alan Stearns wrote:
>>
>> Sure. Expand and enlarge are synonyms. Either works, and it just
>>happened
>> to be enlarge that came to mind when I made the change. I don’t quite
>> understand your nitpicking between the two. Here are the definitions I
>> find in Dictionary.app:
>>
>> become or make larger or more extensive
>>
>> make or become bigger or more extensive
>>
>> Can you tell which one is which? Do we really need to spend more time
>> emailing back and forth on this?
>
>The difference is in the connotations, not the denotations, and I happen
>to agree with Brad here -- enlarge has a stronger link to a scaling
>operation, whereas expand has a stronger link to outsetting a boundary.

I don’t agree, but I’ve made the change so that everyone can stop wasting
time on this.

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