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

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 07:51:19 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200402180751.i1I7pJ002077@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> So we are in fact taking "96dpi" to be the standard "typical computer 
> display" resolution.

96 dpi is 800 x 600 on a 14 inch CRT.  An earlier value for the nominal
size of a pixel on high resolution devices was 72 dpi, which is 
640 x 480.  The problem will really come with devices that are in the
crossover range between the 120 dpi of a 1024 x 768 CRT and the 
600dpi that you can reasonably expect of a desk top printer.

640 x 480  ~72 dpi
800 x 600  ~96 dpi
1024 x 768 ~120 dpi
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2004 02:51:21 GMT

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