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Re: defining the px unit

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:28:08 -0500
Message-ID: <50BE32A8.3010505@earthlink.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 2012-12-04 11:37 (GMT-0500) Boris Zbarsky composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> Suppose the current angular definition of a CSS px unit was discarded,
>> and in its place were provided the following CSS unit definitions:

>> 1-uem: the default text size of the user agent, as adjusted or not via
>> any UA zoom function[1]

>> 2-px: 1/16 uem (.0625uem)

> This would mean that changing default text size would also scale up
> images and other things sized in CSS px by default, right?

Right.

> So it would become functionally equivalent to, say, the "full zoom"
> feature Firefox has, if I understand the proposal correctly?

As one who infrequently browses with any but Gecko browsers, I'm unaware of 
what if anything distinguishes Gecko's full zoom from zooming in other UAs, 
but presumably, yes.
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