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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:13:59 +0000
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As argued very ably by several people in this thread, "real physical units" are (a) impossible in general, due to needing every part of a hardware chain to reliably tell the truth about its scaling, which they don't do, and (b) very, very rarely, if ever, what you actually want. The one use-case that kinda makes sense (making sure touch targets are sufficiently large in real terms) is better served by addressing that directly with a 'touch' unit or similar.

As such, I'm going to go ahead and close this issue.

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