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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-values] Ability to address actual physical size (#614)

From: Patrick H. Lauke via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:57:13 +0000
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the scenario around subtitle text size is an interesting one, but i'm wondering: how would being able to define things in CSS using real-world, as measured on screen, dimensions help you here? you still wouldn't know what the dimensions of the actual device's display are, and what kind of device it is (is it a small screen, but held close to the user's face, or a giant screen, but seen from many metres away?). so being able to define "this text should be at least Xcm tall", even combined with a media query that lets you query the actual physical dimensions of the display (if the browser and OS even know this, which is not necessarily the case), will still not give you information about the viewing distance, so you're still then left to guessing?

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