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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-values] clarify that most (all?) high-dpi devices anchor on pixel, rather than physical, unit

From: fantasai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 23:34:37 +0000
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> oh, does that mean this PR targetted the wrong branch or file? should i resubmit the PR targetting the right one (which one?)

No worries, I can port it over. (css-values-3 was forked out, so edits needed to go to both css-values-3/Overview.bs and css-values/Overview.bs)

> it didn't occur to me here that it even covered "print media with unusual viewing distances" (and i struggle to think of such a device to be honest)

Non-electronic billboards and signage? :)

> Also, to make a simplistic analogy, how would a UA/printer know if something's intended to be viewed at a "usual" or "unusual" distance?

On the one hand, there's that. And on the other, would you want electronic and non-electronic signage to behave the same? There's a *huge* gulf between 1/96in in physical units and 1px in angular units at far distances.

Anyway, I'll Agenda+ to sort this out then.

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