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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 18:18:16 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1001061618w7c65626fi6068fec650550567@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>
Cc: www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com> wrote:
> What troubles me about this is the inconsistency it creates between CSS units and the "real world". If these were arbitrary keywords invented purely for CSS, it would be somewhat more acceptable, but pt, pc, in, cm, mm are long-established real-world units with well-known relationships in designers' minds, and it seems fundamentally wrong to redefine them in CSS in such a way as to break that model.

What type of designers?  I suspect that web-centric designers have
never thought to use pc, in, cm, or mm, even if they have accidentally
used pt at some point. (No pun intended.)

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