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Re: My point is a point is a point

From: Sho Kuwamoto <sho@macromedia.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 13:24:37 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <B5AB0461.7A50%sho@macromedia.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Which is why (for better or for worse) a point is defined in terms of visual
angle in CSS. Since football stadium signs are usually read from a large
distance, a "point" according to this definition would be rather large.

Of course, this definition still doesn't make it any easier to predict
what's going to happen on any given display device.


on 7/31/00 10:13 AM, py8ieh=wasp@bath.ac.uk at py8ieh=wasp@bath.ac.uk wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>> A point is a PHYSICAL measurement; it is only /mapped/ to pixels,
>> not defined by them.
> And just to reinforce this -- if each pixel is half an inch high (think
> football stadium signs) then 72pt text is a grand total of two pixels
> high. Which is not very readable! ;-)
> Hence always use relative units!
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