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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:37:30 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001120137r735cb0edp60ec2ec4cd72c3e5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>
Cc: www-style W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM, Mikko Rantalainen <
mikko.rantalainen@peda.net> wrote:

> I think that this could be a nice way to fix the current mess. I really
> don't like the fact that one can use e.g. "mm" in the style to refer
> something else but SI defined mm (0.001 m). However, I do understand
> that real world UA implementations cannot really implement the "mm" unit
> according to SI definition because the amount of *existing* incorrectly
> authored content.
>

That is not the main issue. Even if there were no compatibility concerns, it
still would be wrong to force CSS 1mm to be 1mm on every kind of screen.
That is simply not very useful. It's only useful for touch interfaces and
life-size diagrams.

Rob
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