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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:19:31 +0100
Message-ID: <cb7bb73a1001202119h39c890aeu63bcab444cbc5c04@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> Au contraire. I said "in cases where the content is made especially for the
> output device", as opposed to general Web content. So the author would know
> the monitor dpi and UA default zoom choice.

Assuming 'device' here refers to _both_ the physical display _and_ the
UA, because otherwise there are no guarantees that the default zoom
chosen by one UA is the same as the one chosen by another UA.

> And in the case of user style sheets, these would be used where the user did
> know that the page scaling was always wrong when viewing Web pages in his
> browser.

Agreed for this case. But for the former, I still think that setting a
ratio between CSS and real world units would be more appropriate _and_
more robust than setting a more abstract zoom level.

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta
Received on Thursday, 21 January 2010 05:20:24 UTC

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