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Re: [css21][css3][svg] SVG and unit-less length values

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 02:17:48 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTimTYJPSP9W7hYB=g0D6rMzcHQJ6OScmAsnB=yzf@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-fx@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
2010/8/14 Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>:
> At least on all my computers (Linux) the resolution is reported properly to
> the X11 log - available for any program, therefore it should be no problem
> to use this information as I can do it to determine, whether a program
> does it right or wrong in the SVG sense of a maximum deviation of
> less than a device pixel ;o)

Sorry. That's wonderful. However I work for a Vendor, and we intend to
continue shipping X11 based systems which do *not* properly report
this information. That will be the case through at least 2011.

If we're successful, we'll ship in the millions of units.

If you'd like to support our current product w/ broken X11 reporting,
please feel free to buy a Nokia N900.

I have no idea when a future product with broken reporting will occur,
but I am confident that it will.

> I think, it should be sufficient for a program to believe in what the
> X server assumes, that this is correct might be the problem of
> the X server or that of the monitor.

It isn't. <PERIOD>

Please consider yourself corrected and stop making faulty assumptions.
Received on Saturday, 14 August 2010 23:18:20 UTC

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