Re: [CSS21] Issue 149 - px vs. pt

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:08 AM, fantasai <>wrote:

> Right. If I'm designing a touch UI, which is one of the use cases
> that Mozilla is concerned with, I'd want real dimensions, not the
> size of some imaginary canvas. Not being able to get those
> dimensions even through media queries, which were specifically
> designed to do this, would be a very frustrating problem.

Media queries should have the ability to get the true screen size, for the
same set of situations where authors would use a true physical unit. And we
can handle it the same way, just by using that new physical unit.

@media screen and (min-width: 100truemm) and (max-width: 200truemm) { ... }

I know, it kinda sucks to have to have truemm (or some bikeshed-equivalent)
as well as mm, but I'm convinced we do.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
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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