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Re: User Agents Do Not Implement Absolute Length Units, Places Responsive Design in Jeopardy

From: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:55:18 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQg4Fpo4R5C_OZDEparPtTPrxj9erPeKPjQS0BbG_BiDChLw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
In order to deliver appropriate layouts to, for example, a mobile media
player, web-enabled TV, and a stadium jumbotron with a single codebase, and
ideally an identical HTML codebase.

-Brian


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 10/5/11 2:35 PM, Brian Blakely wrote:
>
>> We need to know the physical dimensions of the user's screen
>>
>
> OK, why?  Touch interface stuff, basically?
>
>
>  which could very well be accomplished if the inch and centimeter unit
>> types
>> actually represented inches and centimeters in meatspace, which they do
>> not at present.
>>
>
> This use case (esp. as it pertains to touch interfaces) is what the
> "truemm" proposal is about, for those cases that really do need to know the
> physical dimensions.
>
> -Boris
>
Received on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 18:56:05 GMT

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