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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:39:28 -0800
Message-Id: <107926BA-CE1F-4133-88A1-50262C61BFDA@gmail.com>
To: Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>
Cc: W3C Emailing list for WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>

On Jan 15, 2010, at 6:39 PM, Zack Weinberg <zweinberg@mozilla.com>  

> David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> So, are we leaning towards something like the following?
> [...]
> Chiming in with something I haven't seen mentioned at all in the
> thread, perhaps because everyone assumes it's obvious: it's very
> important IMO that regardless of the relationship between CSS px and
> device pixels, bitmap images are drawn at a scale of 1 CSS px per  
> image
> pixel.

No, it is important for proportions to be maintained. If you wanted to  
ensure your image resolution was taking advantage of the increased  
resoltion of the device when zoomed in on the css pixels, you'd have  
to use a higher resolution image, without changing the css width and  
height values.

I've actually done that sort of thing before (more pixels in image  
than what the width and height indicated in px), in order to get high  
resolution printing. It worked really well (it was 1-bit images that  
downloaded quickly). But you could also use media queries to provide  
different images for different screen resolutions if you want. 
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