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Re: Behavior of device-pixel-ratio under zoom

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 04:15:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZrOox8Qx-NpY=5WzcAmzdNr1h=gxmY1MVVbGSoKGzZRA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
I agree with David and Rune, if that wasn't already clear.

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:

> We (Apple) feel quite strongly that device-pixel-ratio, like
> window.devicePixelRatio,
> should not change under zoom. It's answering a question about the device
> hardware,
> not the current zoom state of the page.
> I think in general authors should not be able to directly affect the
> layout of the page
> under different zoom levels. Zooming should shouldn't have unsurprising
> side effects
> for the user.

For years Firefox has supported a zoom mode that does relayout the page (by
changing the viewport size in CSS pixels). I believe Safari has supported
something similar.

I'm asking whether *that* kind of zoom should affect devicePixelRatio and

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