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Re: Features and fixes incompatible with backward compatibility

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:14:38 -0800
Message-Id: <50749F82-2AF0-408A-91AD-A9BA2426E66D@jumis.com>
Cc: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
On Feb 20, 2012, at 9:26 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Maybe if we had only "px" and "truemm" (with the latter very rarely used), things would be better because I'd be less frequently accused of destroying the metric system :-).
> I think anyone who would have typed mm or truemm and expected accurate millimeters in anything other than print would still be very disappointed most of the time. Not because of incorrect implementations, but because there are so many reasons why the display technology wouldn't or couldn't set that measurement accurately.

What is an acceptable success ratio?

I'm pretty sure we can get 100% of every iPhone and iPad when viewed on the screen.

If it works for 95%, is that good enough? Is any number good enough?

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