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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] Re: Media queries using relative units

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 12:30:54 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB91C3E.2050005@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 5/20/12 11:10 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>> 'zoom' (and its more insidious cousin, browser zoom) is completely
>> unspecified within CSS. :/  So, there's no definite answer either way.
>> (But I think browser zoom should indeed trigger that MQ, because the
>> effective width of the window is shrinking due to larger pixels.)
>
> The width as measured in CSS pixels is the same. Having a retina display doesn't change the width, so why should zoom?

It really depends on the zoom implementation.  Some zoom implementations 
work by just changing the size of a CSS px, since that automatically 
resizes everything that's not using percentage sizes..

-Boris
Received on Sunday, 20 May 2012 16:31:24 GMT

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