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Re: Scale

From: <JOrendorff@ixl.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:12:57 -0500
Message-ID: <CD8E2CDBC6D0D111ACB900805FBBD97E026301AE@mem-131.ixl.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
> >> As far as I can tell it isn't possible to do this in CSS, 
> but I would
> >> suggest that this be included.
> >
> >width: 4in; height: 19cm
> >
> >Seems to do the trick, using CSS2 properties, or am I missing some
> >subtlety?
> Well, I wouldn't want to use the same technique to set the width and
> height for a map of Ireland.  This is because the physical size of
> Ireland is nothing like the size I'd suggest for a map of Ireland.  In
> fact, I'd hope to avoid suggesting any size and letting the 
> UA decide for
> itself, probably based on the size of the browser window.

This isn't a job for stylesheets.

Instead, the image file (or applet or whatever) should contain some
information about itself.  ("This image is a map of Ireland, and the scale
is about x km per pixel...")  Or perhaps we could put this
information in a separate file, an image metadata file, using RDF.

Anyway, what you're talking about is content, not presentation.

Jason Orendorff
(it is refreshing to see this rather than the opposite, though)
Received on Monday, 21 February 2000 16:10:34 UTC

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