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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 14:57:44 -0400
Message-ID: <4FBA9028.40403@mit.edu>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: Hugh Guiney <hugh.guiney@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 5/21/12 2:44 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
> For a regular web page on an iPhone, you zoom out to see a whole page, or zoom in to see one section or article. It wouldn't work well for users if the type got 10 tens bigger if you were zoomed out to 10% zoom, or if the layout kept changing as you pinched in or out on a page.

Ah, so...

There are two kinds of zoom going on.  There's the zoom-and-pan kind of 
zoom and there's the sort of zoom that gets persisted across page visits 
and/or across pages on a site.

I was talking about the latter.  You're talking about the former.  They 
have totally different goals, and totally different behavior.  Some UAs 
support both.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 21 May 2012 18:58:35 GMT

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