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Re: [whatwg] Defaulting new image solution to 192dpi

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 11:33:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB-_o2RzPOCuYEXnFQ8HrpcLrHFhnPctNr-Sh4NG285KQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 May 2012 16:05:13 +0100, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> Necessity to specify 2x scaling all the time will become a bad default
>>> and a historical quirk (like the DOCTYPE), and a source of annoyance where
>>> accidentally omitted "2x" syntax makes images large and pixelated.
>> I think that 2x only looks like a good default now. I would bet that
>> in less than 10 years 3x or higher will look like a good default.
> So why is 1x the default when it's obvious that it is not going to be a good
> default?

Because it's simple (1 image pixel = 1 CSS pixel), and it was the
historical default.

Received on Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:34:09 UTC

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