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Features and fixes incompatible with backward compatibility

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:21:33 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMCRKiJgDf1HgPjZd0wAp-Caz+MfwDX_kQ-UGeSUqEDAGc3PvQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Lea Verou and myself would like to collate a list of features which
almost everyone agrees should be different, but we can't do due to
backwards compatibility reasons. Ideally with pointers to the relevant
www-style discussions.

An example of this is the discrepancy in physical units. i.e., 1cm in
CSS does not result in 1cm in the real world. This is technically
fixable, but to do so would cause problems with existing websites.
We're being forced to consider creating new units to address this
issue whilst maintaining backward compatibility.

If anyone has examples of such issues, please could you document them
in this thread? Stuff has been mentioned before (
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Jan/0442.html ) but
it's hard to find.

Thanks :)

Physical length units:

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