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Re: Tabs in CSS1

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 16:54:17 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9611251654.ZM3758@grommit.inria.fr>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>, Stu Harris <sirrah@baluga.maximumaccess.com>, Stefan Olson <stefan@olsonsoft.co.nz>, www-style@w3.org
On Sep 10,  6:46am, David Perrell wrote:

> This is larger than actual size
> because the monitor is farther away than I would normally read printed
> material. So when 12pt type is spec'd using CSS1, the type appears in
> MSIE 3.01 as it would on paper at a comfortable reading distance.

Check the CSS spec for the definition of a "pixel", bearing in mind
your comments about comfortable reading distance.

  Pixel units, as used in the last rule, are relative to the
  resolution of the canvas, i.e. most often a computer display.
  If the pixel density of the output device is very different
  from that of a typical computer display, the UA should
  rescale pixel values. The suggested "reference pixel" is the
  visual angle of one pixel on a device with a pixel density of
  90dpi and a distance from the reader of an arm's length. For
  a nominal arm's length of 28 inches, the visual angle is
  about 0.0227 degrees.


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