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Re: [CSS21] 4.3.2 Lengths (reference pixel?)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:01:00 -0600
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <454B136D-C4C5-4BA8-BABE-52DFB1CFD9A5@apple.com>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>

On Dec 10, 2010, at 6:16 , Felix Miata wrote:

>  The newly implemented fixed ratio between px and absolute units has caused most of my pages on http://fm.no-ip.com/Auth/Font/fonts-face-index.html and others to need to be rewritten. Backward compatibility on the web is no longer. I could change those pages to work in Gecko by rewriting to use mozmm as I have in http://fm.no-ip.com/Auth/Font/fonts-ptdemo.html and http://fm.no-ip.com/Auth/dpi-screen-window.html but AFAIK there is neither standard nor proprietary equivalents for Opera, IE and/or Webkit to make them work regardless of UA.

Since the new spec. was intended to be a clarification of existing practice, and few (if any) browsers changed behavior, I guess I am curious to know what broke here, apart from the obvious (that a true 1-inch bar on a billboard display would be invisible at normal viewing distances).

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 10 December 2010 16:01:34 UTC

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