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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 13:49:20 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001061649h517d46ecwb9b245241c9354c3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>
Cc: www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>wrote:

> Not every web designer is a web-only designer. Some may have a background
> in print design, for example, in which case they're likely to have a pretty
> clear idea of the relative sizes of "pt" and "in" or "cm", and they're
> entitled to have that relationship maintained in the CSS world (I think).
>

"in", "cm", "mm", and "pc" are basically unused on the Web as far as I can
tell. At least, all of the examples of problems arising from physical units
are "pt", not the other units.

That suggests that designers won't get confused, since they don't actually
use "in", "cm" or "mm".

Rob
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