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Absolute and Relative sizes to set area/content height

From: Ari Army <armyofda12mnkeys@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:54:52 -0500
Message-ID: <797650581001220854t362e7547t4d8d44d48b3b7e80@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Hey all,
So i have a document that is 8.5in by 11in...
and i want to have a static header, lets say 1.35in in height...

First question, would I set that header area's extent to 1.35 inches and not
in pixels right (not sure what happens when rendered/viewed on other

(to answer next question...i just have an empty fo:block-container in that
header area, that has a background image... I set it's height also to

Second question, I figured to get it looking best, the header
background-image is about 100px in height (75 PixelsPerInch resolution)  ...
if rendered/viewed on other machines, will it look different?

Should i set fonts in pt's or pixels. what would look more consistant when
re-rendering/viewing on different machines. (might need a refresher on
absolute and relative sizes)

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