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Re: Behavior of device-pixel-ratio under zoom

From: Rune Lillesveen <rune@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:07:43 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wnnky5ja8isf1p@id-c1005.oslo.osa>
On Sun, 11 Nov 2012 02:12:57 +0100, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>  

> On the other hand, for a browser zoom mechanism that effectively
> resizes the viewport, some media queries definitely should change in
> response to zoom (e.g., at a 2x zoom, height and width should be
> half what they are with a 1x zoom, so that the page layout correctly
> reflects the area available to it).  I don't have a strong use case
> for device-pixel-ratio here, but I tend to think it should probably
> match the other media queries absent strong reasons for the
> contrary.

Yes, I agree. I see zoom mechanisms that resize the viewport as a CSS  
pixel scaling, hence affects dppx resolution and device-pixel-ratio  
features, while a zoom mechanism that doesn't alter the layout (a  
magnifying glass type of zoom) doesn't change the CSS pixel scaling seen  
 from the author point of view.

Rune Lillesveen
Received on Monday, 12 November 2012 09:08:11 UTC

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