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Re: The (new, enhanced) viewbox property

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:50:05 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAVnDdKuGcOGzFwYbDS3ZM4syTnXKdk-=mfXnqE+aYYqg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jelle Mulder <pjmulder@xs4all.nl>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Jelle Mulder <pjmulder@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> I think the absolute size of a pixel is irrelevant for any use. Aspect ratio
> like 4:3 have been thrown out of the window for quite a while with 16:10

Wrong use of the term "ratio".  This has nothing to do with screen
aspect ratios.

> a wide variety of them being available. It's not the point really. What
> would be useful is to be able to set a number of px unit, so you don't have
> to work with insane amounts of decimals in your SVG documents as authored by
> wysiwyg editors.

Having the ability to define a custom unit that is convenient for your
workflow does sound like an interesting and potentially useful
proposal, but it's quite separate from what's being discussed here.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2014 23:50:52 UTC

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