[whatwg] <BIG> Element

Jasper Bryant-Greene jasper at album.co.nz
Fri Jan 13 18:59:37 PST 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 18:55 -0800, Eugene T.S. Wong wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 18:07:56 -0800, Jasper Bryant-Greene  
> <jasper at album.co.nz> wrote:
> > How can it be called a standard when only one person uses it?
> I've never thought of a standard as something that required anybody to use  
> it. If we all stopped using ASCII, then it would still be a standard. If I  
> understand correctly, then I abide by #6 at
> http://opera.answers.com/standard
> I take it that you disagree?
> I think the opposite of a standard is no standard. That means if I abide  
> by no standard, then there will be inconsistencies.
> I hope that I clarified. If anybody wants more details, then just say so.

Yes, I do disagree. There is no consistency (or otherwise) when there is
only one person using a particular way of doing things, as there is
no-one else to be consistent with. Therefore, I don't believe a method
that is only used by one person can be called a standard.

This is a bit of a tangent from the original discussion though :)

Jasper Bryant-Greene
General Manager
Album Limited

021 708 334
jasper at album.co.nz


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