Tomas Carnecky tom at
Thu Apr 9 07:17:15 PDT 2009

On Apr 9, 2009, at 4:03 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

> On 04/09/2009 09:59 AM, Jim Gettys wrote:
>> The viewer is at a very different distance depending on whether the
>> application is on a PDA a foot from your eyes, several feet for a
>> desktop, and across the room for a projector.
> Just define DPI as "Dots Per Inch at an arm's length" and it becomes  
> a very
> useful number again.

Just like in CSS. Except that no browser implements it correctly, some  
have tried and succeeded within certain limitations (Gecko), others  
have acknowledged the bug but refuse to fix it (WebKit). If you decide  
to go that way, please make sure that it doesn't end up like CSS  
(where developers assume 96DPI no matter what).


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