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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:25:55 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001120125m44ca3ea8jc1bb49df13801e0b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:

> My recollection is that we first abandoned pt being a physical unit because
> doing that instead of the fixed 4/3 ratio made a huge number of Web sites
> display in a broken way on Mac, since the default DPI tended not to match
> what is typical on Windows. I don't think we want to go back to that world.

I changed my mind after that email. Making pt etc correspond to actual
physical measurements on screens doesn't make sense, even apart from
compatibility issues.

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healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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