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Re: My point is a point is a point

From: <py8ieh=wasp@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 18:13:34 +0100 (BST)
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0007311810260.17360-100000@ss1.bath.ac.uk>
On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> 
> A point is a PHYSICAL measurement; it is only /mapped/ to pixels,
> not defined by them.

And just to reinforce this -- if each pixel is half an inch high (think
football stadium signs) then 72pt text is a grand total of two pixels
high. Which is not very readable! ;-)

Hence always use relative units!

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