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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:16:55 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae771001141216g421f1b77nec32dd28f0178784@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, robert@ocallahan.org, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
2010/1/14 David Singer <singer@apple.com>

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> On Jan 14, 2010, at 10:38 , Brad Kemper wrote:
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> I don't like that part. If I know that a scoreboard at the ball park is 800
> pixels wide, with pixels the size of lightbulbs or whatever, I should be
> able to use that information to create borders that are one or two or three
> device pixels in width. It shares the same characteristics as other screen
> media.
>
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> There is a huge assumption here of a tie between the designer and the
> output device, which is very rare.
>

But isn't this exactly the same scenario with ancient CJK font sizing
constraints? Rare as it is, it is not impossible and sometimes the system
does need to "trust me" (to borrow wording from ancient Apple GUI
guidelines).

David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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-- 
cheers,
-ambrose
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