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Re: about the use of pixels as a unit for typography

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 07:41:49 +1300
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To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hm, ok.  What about things like border-widths?  Should those still be
> snapped to whole px in the actual value?
>

Yes, to avoid blurry edges. I'm not sure if that's still needed with 300dpi
screens.

Note that such snapping may be better done at rendering time than layout (or
style resolution) time. There's a set of tradeoffs there.

Rob
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