Hakon Lie (Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 18:05:23 +0100

I'm updateing the CSS draft spec, and need some help on terminology:

- we want to allow specifying the font size as an index, not only a
physical size. Using numbers seem natural, but keywords should also be
allowed. The Aug 10 version of the draft suggests:

smallest | smaller | small | normal | large | larger | largest

I'm not happy with these since four of them suggest a size relative to
something else, and it's not clear what that else is.

Considering "absolute" names, I end up with only five that are clearly

tiny | small | normal | large | huge

Does anyone see a way out? Preferably without resorting to

- In France, they often write "premier" (the first) as "1er". However,
they like to raise the position of "er" so that the x-line align
with the capline of "1". Something a la:


I'd like to be able to express this in CSS (as a value of the
text-position property), but need a name for it. Anyone? How much
is it used in other countries?



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France