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

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 01:27:50 -0800
Message-ID: <4CECDA96.9000501@jumis.com>
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=486200

Come on Robert:

"It needs to be chrome-only because I don't want Web authors to have 
easy access
to information about screen pixels. They'll try to defeat our zooming or 
size
things to screen pixels, which we don't want."

They defeat your zooming by hooking into the mouse wheel and keyboard 
events.

If someone has decided to upset their user base by poorly implementing 
their scripting hooks,
that's something that they and their users will suffer.

It's not your call. You've made it your call and it's really hurting us 
over here.

Be nicer to us folks with poor eyesight. Don't punish us because of the 
possibility of coders
creating bad websites.

The past dozen e-mails all circle back to one topic: You do not want to 
expose the data,
because you don't want it to be used. I can't win that one.

I can only remark that it's a very unfortunate decision.

-Charles

On 11/24/2010 1:14 AM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com 
> <mailto:chuck at jumis.com>> wrote:
>
>     window.dpiPixelRatio does not change.
>
>     Is it mozDpiPixelRatio ?
>
>
> There is no such property.
>
> Rob
> -- 
> "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, 
> for 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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