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Re: Why not max/min-font-size? & extend them to other properties of sizes

From: Rafał Pietrak <rafal@ztk-rp.eu>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:43:42 +0200
Message-ID: <53A0A87E.8030409@ztk-rp.eu>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
W dniu 17.06.2014 22:29, Tab Atkins Jr. pisze:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM, Rafał Pietrak <rafal@ztk-rp.eu> wrote:
>> Is it possible to think of a measure, which is proportional to the angular
>> size of a feature at hand? according to: "as viewed at normal conditions for
>> a particular display"?
> That's what 'px' is.  And for that matter, what the other absolute
> units are, as well, since they're defined as a fixed ratio with the px
> unit; 1in is defined as 96px, etc.

px ... yes, I've read specs. But you really should see the tiny-winy 
pages on my HTC smarphone.

px do not work there at all.

I'd quess, that it's because px are "ill defined". It's define as 
"smallest visible feature". Thus 1px lines *are visible* on my HTC just 
fine. The problem is that 20px "font-size", while perfectly readable on 
my notebook, is microscopic and unreadable on my HTC.

Then again, media query (used on responsive pages) check actual px 
(count) of the viewport, not "normalized" px.

So, from my experience: it works fine for "line drawing", it does not 
for enything else.

steradians would really, really be great.

Received on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 20:44:29 UTC

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