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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:33:23 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001101433r3be57980ib5aa6e9ff08a6579@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Simetrical <simetrical@gmail.com>, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>, www-style List <www-style@w3.org>
(Sorry Brad, forgot to send to list)

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 10, 2010, at 4:51 AM, Simetrical wrote:
>
> > I don't think you're ever going to educate all web authors that "12pt"
> > is unsuitable for the web when it works just fine in Word.
>
> Yeah, but that doesn't matter, because those sites have fixed widths that
> were designed to look good on a 20" monitor (or at least an 800px-wide one),
> so they are going to look bad on a dumb-phone anyway, or look fine on mobile
> Webkit.
>

The reason they look fine on mobile Webkit is because Webkit already makes
pt a non-physical unit, as I'm advocating here.

Rob
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