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Re: [CSS21] [css3-values] px and device pixels

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 10:54:18 -0700
Message-Id: <E7B5A6F7-FDF4-47F7-845D-1C4E4D7BA56C@comcast.net>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>

On Mar 22, 2008, at 10:24 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:

>> I'd suggest to introduce new length unit - physical pixel
>> - that is "naked" number (without any special unit designator).
>
> That would result in thicknesses that are vastly different when  
> printed than they are on screen (about a hundred times smaller in  
> my case). As an author, I can't see much use for that.

I'll rescind this last statement. I can see use for it in a print  
only style sheet, in limited circumstances where I know what the dpi  
of the device is. But I'd be happier if I could just specify a 1/4  
pixel line for a printer and have it rounded to 19 pixels on a 9600  
dpi printer. I'm not sure if this actually happens in all browsers or  
not.
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