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

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:27:52 -0800
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <ABB9A3B9-F983-4A2B-8BC2-516B1AA793AD@apple.com>
To: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>
I have no idea *how* you would know the physical size of a monitor connected over say VGA, analog TV, etc.

On Dec 14, 2010, at 14:16 , Linss, Peter wrote:

> Back in '83 my Mac "Classic" was 72dpi on screen and 72dpi on the Imagewriter. I could do a print screen and put the paper over the tube and get the same result. As soon as they went to external monitors all bets were off. I have yet to see a typical user system come out of the box since then with accurate on screen measurements. Yes, I could calibrate it, and often did, but then all sorts of app UIs broke...

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 22:28:25 UTC

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