[whatwg] size attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 28 13:12:57 PDT 2009
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> All user agents should take the effective language into account for the
> purpose of evaluating the average character width. This is not how the
> browsers currently behave. However, since the rendering section is
> non-normative, describing the right behavior does not break the Web.
> It is irrelevant what all the browsers currently do, unless a vendor (or
> anybody else) stands up and convinces us that this postulated behavior
> is wrong or impractical.
The goal of the rendering section is to describe what a browser should do
to be compatible with what legacy content expects.
> You take the equivalence between characters and glyphs for obvious and
> granted because you are English; however, for a significant part of the
> humanity this is simply untrue. Please reconsider.
I do not believe that using the word "glyph" in this particular case would
improve the readability of the spec.
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Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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