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Re: Is the px unit equivalent to user units?

From: Jonathan Watt <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 19:47:00 +0000
Message-ID: <43BC2634.6080906@strath.ac.uk>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * 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
> well...

...but well, it would be very helpful if someone could make a statement about 
whether these other (apparently contradictory) things are in error or not. :-P
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