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Re: User Agents Do Not Implement Absolute Length Units, Places Responsive Design in Jeopardy

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 22:50:21 -0700
Message-Id: <3FF37A5E-E4E6-4F40-B5AC-729DA22AA001@gmail.com>
Cc: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>, Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
On Oct 5, 2011, at 8:26 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> On 10/5/11 6:49 PM, Alex Danilo wrote:
>> Perhaps one important reason is that the size of a finger
> Yes, I explicitly asked whether touch was the point.  This is exactly why Robert proposed "truemm": it really is needed to do touch interfaces sanely.  Of course media queries can also be written using it, if implemented....

Don't media queries against regular inches give reasonable results. Given that they will be based on CSS pixels, not device pixels, I'd expect them to be close enough to 96 CSS ppi that you could target small high-rez devices (iPhone 4) separately from iPad-sized devices. 
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