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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 16:19:29 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLYuNTvdga7OM2r7dMFnuABobMHQHEhhLYOFbxSCwS6jaA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
>> I don’t see evidence of the guarantee that one CSS inch is one physical
>> inch when printing.
> By "we" I mean "CSS as correctly implemented". There's certainly no reason
> why those other browsers couldn't do so; there are no compatibility hazards
> here AFAIK.

I should clarify --- CSS shouldn't require that one CSS inch always be one
physical inch when printing; that would ban options for scaling when
printing, which would be silly. But it should make that the default.

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