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Re: Sizing

From: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:37:23 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <eelpej$eap$1@sea.gmane.org>

> > Right. But instead of using user agent magic to rescale, user agents
> > use CSS when rendering, making it possible to override/change these
> > e.g. by DHTML.
> Why? The page author can't know what values are suitable for the
> display device.

Your refering to the "resolution" suggestion. I regard the "resolution"
property as a drop-off of the "scaling" property suggestion. Probably it's
unneccessary indeed as "auto" would mainly be the preferred value of this
property. Still, you mentioned the Firefox setting which reveals that there
is a requirement to set this property manually sometimes.

> In Firefox/Linux (for example): Edit > Preferences > Content > Fonts &
> Colors Advanced > Display resolution has some influence.

I see, your're right. My fault...

> What if the user has multiple printers, or a printer which supports
> multiple output resolutions? They would have to change their
> stylesheet every time they changed print or resolution. Far better
> that the client just read the data from the device.

See above..

> Additionally, being about to accurately represent absolute lengths on
> the display is not a problem limited to webpages. Why create a web
> browser specific way to provide this information when it is needed for
> other applications? (See the level of support among webservers for
> <meta http-equiv> in HTML).

Didn't impose that both properties are limited to web pages.
Received on Monday, 18 September 2006 09:38:56 UTC

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