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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:37:38 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001070237l1142e7aejbb8e5c2f988fb0e1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 9:27 PM, Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com
> wrote:

> All of these could probably mention the problem: "if you use px and pt
> at the same time, your site would look broken on a hi-res, small size
> device such as a typicial handheld. Consider sizing fonts in px too,
> with this conversion table: ...".

The truth is that if you use "pt" at all, your content is very unlikely to
work well on both a desktop and a handheld device, if "pt" is rendered
faithfully as 1/72 of an inch.

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healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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