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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries] Consider making device-pixel-ratio a standard alias.

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 01:23:39 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> I am cautiously OK with page zoom (aka Command-plus) changing the 
resolution and device-pixel-ratio media queries, as long as pinch zoom
 does not

Great. And btw, I am firmly with you on pinch zoom not affecting 
these. Anything else would be a major headache.

> I still worry about authors not really understanding the difference.

I think this is one of those topics where the consequences are 
reasonably intuitive if you just interact with it and don't think 
about it, but is easily confusing when you just think a little about 
it. For any topic that involves the CSS pixel, that seems to be the 
case. It does what people want, but the why seems to be highly 
unintuitive to many people. I have kind of resigned myself to the idea
 that people who start diving into how CSS work will forever be 
confused about that, until they see the whole picture (which takes 
quite some determination, given the number of interlocking pieces in 
this puzzle, some of which have yet to be specified properly).

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