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Re: Re: [css3-values] Unit normalization and types

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:12:46 +0100
Message-ID: <49CF2D7E.5000201@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
David Woolley wrote:

  > Because the monitor description, which modern systems should be able to obtain by plug and play, tells the GUI the physical size of a pixel, and even if this information is incorrect, the user agent assumed size of a pixel will have the same proportionate error as the size it actually uses to display a cm, so will cancel out in the round trip from px to px.

Unfortunately, not all KVM switches allow PnP monitors
to report themselves as such, and even those that do
sometimes misfunction in inexplicable ways [1]

[1] http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-3464396.php
Received on Sunday, 29 March 2009 08:13:34 UTC

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