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[whatwg] video tag: pixel aspect ratio

From: Peter Kasting <pkasting@google.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:35:17 -0700
Message-ID: <d62cf1d10810151235q525f66aek2d17966ad5b3c631@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Sander van Zoest <sander at vanzoest.com>wrote:

> I do not see why we are condoning hacks on top of hacks, when it is so
> simple
> to just specify hSpace and vSpace.

The entire problem is that it is not simple.  It is less simple to spec,
less simple to declare, less simple to parse, and less simple to test, and
there is zero real-world gain in it.  It is not a "hack" to note that the
floating-point precision available here is far higher than what any display
could ever manage and therefore any rounding errors occur at levels many
orders of magnitude to small to have any effect at all.

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