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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:10:35 -0800
Message-ID: <4B52557B.1030602@terrainformatica.com>
To: www-style Group <www-style@w3.org>
Ideally pixel unit in CSS should match common definition of the pixel, 
e.g. here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel to do not create any 
confusion. But as soon as that train is left the station then should
postulate that 1px is a logical length unit in CSS that equals to 1/96 
of the inch. And so 1px = 3/4pt.

I think it makes sense to introduce "dp" or "dpx" units - "device 
pixels" for cases like hairline borders and other UI related tasks.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:10:52 UTC

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