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Re: pixels are relative unit??

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 07:51:59 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200202260751.g1Q7pxh04334@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 4.3.2 Lengths (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/syndata.html#length-units) 
> it lists three "relative units" - em, ex, and pixels.

The only sense in which they are relative is that a browser is expected
to use a false pixel value when printing to a high resolution printer.
Layouts that work at 120 dpi screen resolutions would completely break
at 600 dpi desk top printer resolutions, otherwise.  Having seen the
results of pixel positioning from Visual Studio .NET, I can assure you
that they are not accessible when used on screen.
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2002 02:52:03 UTC

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