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Re: [css3-values] define 'dot' to be a device pixel

From: Karl Brightman <karl@thefrontiergroup.com.au>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 22:35:04 +0800
Message-Id: <510DBE38-3D58-4141-95EC-3C35F04722D2@thefrontiergroup.com.au>
To: www-style@w3.org
Definitely a fan of this. But Lea brings up an excellent point and one that came to mind straight away.

How would this be handled in print and other media?

Understandably the use of other unit definitions can be translated for print. But definitely an interesting idea.

On 03/05/2012, at 9:58 PM, Lea Verou wrote:

> 
> On 25/4/12 00:36, Edward O'Connor wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> So far as I can tell, the closest thing to a definition for "dot" in
>> CSS3 Values is in the caption of Figure 2:
>> 
>>     "Showing that more device pixels (dots) are needed to cover a 1px by
>>     1px area on a high-resolution device than on a low-res one"
>> 
>> I think it would be good if this definition were raised out of the
>> caption to be its own statement in normative prose somewhere. The 'dpi',
>> 'dpcm', and 'dppx' unit definitions in 6.4 could then reference this
>> definition.
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Ted
> 
> Love the idea, and the name. How do you picture it working in print or other media?
> 
> -- 
> Lea Verou (http://lea.verou.me | @LeaVerou)
> 
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