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How to pronounce/refer "!important"?

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I'm just wondering, what is the correct way to refer to "!important".
I currently refer it is "not important"--but I guess, it's wrong. What
is the correct way? TIA

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Mar 20 '08 #1
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On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:21:44 +0100, R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah
<ng**********@rediffmail.comwrote:
I'm just wondering, what is the correct way to refer to "!important".
I currently refer it is "not important"--but I guess, it's wrong. What
is the correct way? TIA
I just call it 'important', because that what it is. The ! is just a
delimiter.
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#important-rules
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Mar 20 '08 #2

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On Mar 20, 3:41 pm, "Rik Wasmus" <luiheidsgoe...@hotmail.comwrote:
On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:21:44 +0100, R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

<ng4rrjanb...@rediffmail.comwrote:
I'm just wondering, what is the correct way to refer to "!important".
I currently refer it is "not important"--but I guess, it's wrong. What
is the correct way? TIA

I just call it 'important', because that what it is. The ! is just a
delimiter.http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#important-rules
"important" is the meaning and I understand it. But, think about
the situation of teacher who has to refer the notation when he write
it on board; how should he refer?

<OT>
Here in South India, people refer a*b as "a into b". But, lately I
have seen that Dijkstra refers it as "a times b" (in a google video).
</OT>

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Mar 20 '08 #3

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R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah wrote:
On Mar 20, 3:41 pm, "Rik Wasmus" <luiheidsgoe...@hotmail.comwrote:
>On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:21:44 +0100, R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

<ng4rrjanb...@rediffmail.comwrote:
>>I'm just wondering, what is the correct way to refer to "!important".
I currently refer it is "not important"--but I guess, it's wrong. What
is the correct way? TIA
I just call it 'important', because that what it is. The ! is just a
delimiter.http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#important-rules

"important" is the meaning and I understand it. But, think about
the situation of teacher who has to refer the notation when he write
it on board; how should he refer?

<OT>
Here in South India, people refer a*b as "a into b". But, lately I
have seen that Dijkstra refers it as "a times b" (in a google video).
</OT>
Really? In the US, "a into b" means "b divided by a" = b/a.
Mar 20 '08 #4

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On Mar 20, 4:21 pm, "R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah"
<ng4rrjanb...@rediffmail.comwrote:
<snip>
<OT>
Here in South India, people refer a*b as "a into b". But, lately I
have seen that Dijkstra refers it as "a times b" (in a google video).
</OT>
Yes. a/b is referred as "a by b" in Mathematical context and "a
bar b" referring door numbers (e.g., 20/5). And sometimes "a slash b"
in programming context.

When we start discussing about countries and cultures, we'd get
crazy info. FWIW, I got surprised when someone in a.e.u informed me
that asking marital status in Western countries is an offense.

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Mar 20 '08 #5

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R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah <ng**********@rediffmail.comwrote:
In C, we refer "!" as "not". So, I refer "!important" as "not
important". But, I'm still interested in official way of referring.
But this is not C it's CSS, which is a totally different topic.

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Mar 20 '08 #6

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R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah meinte:
When we start discussing about countries and cultures, we'd get
crazy info. FWIW, I got surprised when someone in a.e.u informed me
that asking marital status in Western countries is an offense.
It isn't. As long as you're not Borat...[1]

Gregor

[1]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borat:_Cultural_Learnings_of_America_for_Make_Bene fit_Glorious_Nation_of_Kazakhstan>
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Mar 21 '08 #7

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On 20 Mar, 18:49, "Chris F.A. Johnson" <cfajohn...@gmail.comwrote:
The term 'shebang' may or may not be derived from the bang in
bang paths.
Unlikely, as the term shebang pre-dates bang paths by some years.
Mar 21 '08 #8

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In comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets message <68b8d$47e2b1ce$ce
f8**********@TEKSAVVY.COM>, Thu, 20 Mar 2008 18:49:50, Chris F.A.
Johnson <cf********@gmail.composted:
>
The term 'shebang' may or may not be derived from the bang in
bang paths.
The word is most unlikely to have been derived from something that only
came into existence about a century after Mark Twain used the word : see
<http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/the-whole-shebang.html>.

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Mar 21 '08 #9

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Dr J R Stockton wrote:
In comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets message <68b8d$47e2b1ce$ce
f8**********@TEKSAVVY.COM>, Thu, 20 Mar 2008 18:49:50, Chris F.A. Johnson
<cf********@gmail.composted:
>>
The term 'shebang' may or may not be derived from the bang in bang
paths.

The word is most unlikely to have been derived from something that only
came into existence about a century after Mark Twain used the word : see
<http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/the-whole-shebang.html>.
And of course I never implied that there wasn't an existing word "shebang"
that was borrowed as a ref to the symbol pair, the latter symbol of which
is a bang.

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Mar 21 '08 #10

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