[webkit-dev] Switching away from integers for layout

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Thu Jun 23 11:54:38 PDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Levi Weintraub <leviw at chromium.org> wrote:

> To address this we plan to convert the rendering tree to float to allow for
> better zooming and scaling support. Furthermore this could be expanded to
> support sub-pixel layout and positioning which in turn would allow higher
> precision layout when zoomed. We’re the only rendering engine that hasn’t
> yet made this change.

I thought Gecko eschewed floats in favor of some sort of more complex
fixed-point-esque system.  Am I mistaken?

I looked on the metabug to see if Hyatt had made comments, but didn't see
any.  Do you have feedback from him yet?

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