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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 06:38:40 -0500
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CC: www-style@w3.org
On 2010/01/06 10:52 (GMT+0100) Giuseppe Bilotta composed:

> And font
> size selector options such as the one found on www.dell.com or other
> sites wouldn't be necessary.

They've never been necessary. Web stylists believe them necessary based upon
the impact of their own naive choices. Web stylists should, with a possible
exception of images, have been sizing for screen media only in em or % from
the outset of CSS, and still, making the web resolution independent.

Pixel perfection is an illusion in the eye of the stylist only. It's
irrelevant for normal web users and across user agents. The ability to size
for screen media in px for anything other than images should never have been
in the CSS spec in the first place, and should be deprecated yesterday if not
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