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Re: Length unit relative to media width

From: Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:23:57 +0100
To: "www-style Mailing List" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20030220122358.14409@mail.visualclick.de>

>I wants the ability to let the screen show 
>the same content independent of screeen resolution. 
>I want bigger letters on a big monitor, 
>not small letters on a high res monitor.

I'm sorry, yes, it seems I completely misunderstood your intention. And
by the way, my original response was also wrong: if you do not want
different absolute sizes on monitors or any output media, don't use px of
course, but use absolute units like 'cm' or 'in' right from the start. A
UA wanting to can still magnify/reduce the display upon user request by
modifying its translation from, say, mm -> displayed pixels. My apologies!

(away, looking for his brain...)
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2003 07:24:13 UTC

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