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

From: L. David Baron via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:00:31 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> Interestingly, MDN mentions [the experimental <code>mozmm</code> 
unit](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/length#mozmm) 
intended to "render at exactly one millimeter regardless of the size 
or resolution of the display".

For what it's worth, I think this was added primarily because it was 
needed to make things that are touch targets an appropriate size.  
(See [Jonathan Kew's original 
proposal](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jan/0130.html)
 and [roc's later post on use 
cases](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Feb/0948.html)
 and [the bug](https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=537890) in
 which the [unit 
refactoring](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Jan/0058.html)
 was done.)

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