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Re: Is the px unit equivalent to user units?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 19:23:06 +0100
To: Jonathan Watt <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <li3or1drm8fiarrh8dcjludeq2sl1r2fqb@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jonathan Watt wrote:
>>>> We have many times suggested a simple solution:
>>>>  * Continue to have the "px" unit in text/css be exactly equivalent to
>>>>    unit-free "user units" in SVG.
>>>>  * If other units are used, convert them to "px" units (and thus user
>>>>    units) in exactly the same way that CSS already requires.
>>>> This is what the specs *already say*. This is scalable. It is  
>>>> completely compatible with all existing specs and content.
>>> I agree with this solution. (I actually thought we'd already decided to)
>> As Ian points out, this is what the specifications already say. The
>> solution would include
>Does it? I'm questioning the "and thus user units" bit here since the second 
>section I raised in my original email seems to make that questionable.

As you point out in the original issue, the specification says that for
any y, y user units == y px units. It also says some other things, but
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