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[css3-values] Editoria,, resolution units: physical inch vs. CSS inch.

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:41:08 +0200
Message-ID: <5083ED64.1090402@kozea.fr>
To: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>

css3-values defines the dpi unit as "dots per inch". (And similarly for 
dpcm.) I think this is too little for two reasons.

First, there is no definition of a "dot". css3-mediaqueries at least 
imply that it is a device pixel.

More importantly, "inch" is ambiguous: it could be a physical inch or a 
CSS inch. I think it should explicitly say "per CSS inch" or "per `in` 
unit" (like it does for dppx), perhaps with a link to section 5.2 where 
absolute length units are defined.

Simon Sapin
Received on Sunday, 21 October 2012 12:41:40 UTC

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