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Re: Features and fixes incompatible with backward compatibility

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:17:25 -0800
Message-Id: <7BC8D870-F5EA-4A08-9590-D793F23196DE@jumis.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
WebKit ought to get browser zoom working right with media queries. I just noticed that doing browser zoom is not flipping my media query for width. Zoom and dpi really are an issue.

But back to that dead horse:

min-height: 2000truemm
max-height: 20truemm

Those both seem usable...

max-height: 0.02truemm... Still seems like it could work. For actual (on) retina displays.

I have seen this discussion repeated a few times. I'm still at a loss as to why it hasn't resolved.

Oh well. On to the next thing.


On Feb 20, 2012, at 5:51 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> We're in danger of revisiting the nostalgia of the last discussion, and the one before that, and…well, as they say, even nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
> … I think it would be of great help to this mailing list if we all re-read the previous discussions on this topic, before we post much more.
> On Feb 20, 2012, at 12:13 , Charles Pritchard wrote:
>> Eyeglasses and jumbotron are a dead horse at this point; or a red herring. I don't know. We've got media queries to adjust for jumbotron and eye glasses.
> Web pages explicitly designed for the unexpected displays are easy.  It's all the rest of the pages on the web that are hard.  
> Eye-glass and jumbotron displays are probably niches; but the era of 'normal' desktop computers being the only ones we need bother with, is over.
> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:17:53 UTC

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