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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 22:42:10 -0800
Cc: Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <734F7D42-E42C-429A-91C5-71C932ECF110@gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org

On Jan 6, 2010, at 4:49 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com> wrote:
> Not every web designer is a web-only designer. Some may have a background in print design, for example, in which case they're likely to have a pretty clear idea of the relative sizes of "pt" and "in" or "cm", and they're entitled to have that relationship maintained in the CSS world (I think).
> "in", "cm", "mm", and "pc" are basically unused on the Web as far as I can tell. At least, all of the examples of problems arising from physical units are "pt", not the other units.
> That suggests that designers won't get confused, since they don't actually use "in", "cm" or "mm".

I sometimes use points and inches in my print style sheets, where they work pretty well. Am I the only one?
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