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Re: Fwd: Clarify length units in CSS

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:24:06 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0807251124p646798b1kdb3f12865ab08d49@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> wrote:

>
> On Friday 25 July 2008 17:33, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>
> > If it wouldn't break too much on the current web (ignoring the
> > possibility that the average current website would be displayed on a
> > projector or something, because it really wouldn't in normal use),
> > I'd prefer a px to just be identical to whatever unit browsers use
> > when an author specifies the width/height of an <img> (I suppose this
> > is a device pixel?).
>
> Actually, if the browser uses CSS, then the pixels of a raster image
> have the size of a 'px', not a device pixel. (That's not clear in the
> current specification, but the WG decided to put it in the errata[1].
> At some point we will publish a new CR with the errata folded in, or
> maybe we'll publish a Rec first and put the errata in the second
> revision, CSS 2.2...)
>
> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/Style/css2-updates/CR-CSS21-20070719-errata.html#s.3.1
>

Well, dang then.  There goes any possibility of me offering a constructive
suggestion.  ^_^  Carry on, I suppose?

~TJ
Received on Friday, 25 July 2008 18:24:43 GMT

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