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RE: [css3-page] LCWD issue 22 -- [22] Section 3.3.2 <length>

From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 15:59:26 -0500
Message-ID: <79417AA297C63F4EA33B68AC105464A901BFD436@xboi22.boise.itc.hp.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

Boris wrote:
> Actually, if I understand the definition of "pixel" in CSS 
> correctly, that is precisely what should NOT happen if pixels 
> are implemented correctly.  In CSS "pixel" does not refer to 
> a dot but rather to a solid angle in the field of view.  
> Therefore a "300px" image should have the same physical 
> dimensions (as measured with a ruler) no matter what the 
> medium, as long as the viewing distance is held constant 
> (modulo the possily low resolution of the imaging device, actually).
 Thank you, I stand corrected.
  - Jim
Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2004 15:59:33 UTC

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