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[whatwg] Processing the zoom level - MS extensions to window.screen

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:50:55 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=6WocnOX3QnkKcB0_7+d+OH8bpE6sFtmqmvM5-@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com> wrote:

> Most video displays have non-square pixels. Standard definition video
> processing resolutions are 720 by 480 for NTSC and 720 by 576 for PAL though
> both are 4 by 3 aspect ratio.
> You can argue whether tv standards count as modern, but there are a lot out
> there.
>

Yeah, I slipped in "modern" to exclude examples that don't fit my argument
:-).

But seriously, GUI platforms and applications used to support non-square
pixel aspect ratios (e.g. Windows in the CGA/EGA era), but no longer do.
That time has passed.

Rob
-- 
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they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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