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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-values] Ability to address actual physical size

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:13:45 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> my contention is that this level of inaccuracy won't be solved by 
simply decreeing in the spec that the whole pipeline of 
browser/OS/printer driver/printer/etc must be accurate. but happy to 
be proven wrong :)

I agree. Current mis-sizing is not due to trying to do some different 
kind of sizing, but to failing at making 1in be 1in on paper, due to a
 bunch of intermediates, some (or many) of which may be sloppy.

TV are refusing to do what the spec says they should do, and I don't 
really look favorably upon defining "You must do XYZ. If you'd rather 
not pay attention and keep on violating this spec, here's another one 
you could have a look at."

Until TV vendors come back with an explanation for why doing the 
viewport the way the spec says cannot work for them, my assumption is 
that not that they have found such a reason and remain silent about 
it, but that they haven't bothered to try. I may very well be wrong 
about this, but I did spend two years as porting browsers to TVs, and 
two other years working for a TV vendor, so my guess is not a totally 
uninformed one. 

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