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Subject: Re: [office] Groups - Comparison of default styles(default-styles.ods) uploaded

Hi Bob,

the current idea is to document the defaults by providing sample ODF 
files. So while it is in fact only the real distance or length that is 
of interest and not the unit that is used to specify it, we would have 
to write down a single attribute value.

Best regards


Bob Jolliffe wrote:
> Hi Michael
> If its a matter of just of documenting the actual distances can one not simply use both?
> eg.  
> fo:margin-top: "0in" or "0cm" is acceptable
> fo:margin-top: "0.5in" or "1.27cm" is acceptable
> I guess I'm grappling with whether the point here to agree on a standard set of default distances which could be expressed differently, or are we specifically looking for a default "value" (which then includes the dimension unit)?  I think the former would be easier.
> Regards
> Bob
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Brauer - Sun Germany - ham02 - Hamburg" <Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM>
> To: "Warren Turkal" <turkal@google.com>
> Cc: office@lists.oasis-open.org
> Sent: 27 March 2008 02:05:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [office] Groups - Comparison of default styles (default-styles.ods) uploaded
> Hi Warren,
> Warren Turkal wrote:
>> I think that the most common units should be supported in the format.
>> I not sure that it should be necessary for folks generating documents
>> to have to make sure they are doing appropriate unit conversions.
>> However, I could be convinced either way.
> I was a little bit unclear. Actually ODF supports the most common units. 
> So when writing a document, you can use inch, or cm, or even mm or pt, 
> and I don't think we should change that.
> The question is only which of these units we should take when 
> documenting the default values of some formatting properties. Shall we 
> say for instance that the default for fo:margin-top is "0in". Or shall 
> we say "0cm"?
> Michael

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