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[whatwg] Canvas "coordinate space units"

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 01:52:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4C3EA21F.1090606@mit.edu>
On 7/15/10 1:41 AM, David Flanagan wrote:
>> They do that anyway on a high-dpi display that uses multiple device
>> pixels per CSS pixel, no? Except for scalable images, of course.
>
> I was not aware that any such devices existed yet. Except of course for
> printers.

Fwiw, see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_T220/T221_LCD_monitors>. 
Gecko running on such a display would use multiple device pixels per CSS 
pixel until recently.

(And of course iPhone 4 is 326dpi, and plenty of other cell phones are 
in the 200dpi+ range; devices with that pixel density held at typical 
monitor reading distance instead of right up to one's face might well 
want to map multiple device pixels to a single CSS pixel).

> I still think that "coordinate space units" is a vague term and that the
> treatment of lineWidth needs to be clarified in the spec.

That seems quite reasonable.  ;)

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 22:52:31 UTC

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