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Re: [css3-values] Physical length units (was: [css3-mediaqueries] DPI in resolution media queries)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:46:35 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLa+uhuxoF-fmRYt_fsTAJNB63wdZOnV9_1fcvF7dzpa3w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 7:31 AM, Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes! That would totally solve it. Although `truemm` is a but unwieldy.
> Some kind of switch that modifies how `mm`,`cm` and `in` behave would be
> better IMO.

That would be super confusing IMHO. A new unit is easier.

Potential issue: non-square pixels (quite common in LCD screens that are
> not at their native resolution).

Handling that "properly" would be a real nightmare. Just define it to be
the geometric mean of the two axes, and people who are running LCD screens
in strange resolutions don't get great results.

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