[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 9541] New: Implement CSS units correctly

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Thu Jun 22 01:37:20 PDT 2006


           Summary: Implement CSS units correctly
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 420+ (nightly)
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CSS
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at opendarwin.org
        ReportedBy: contact at nickshanks.com

Dave Hyatt wrote on Surfin' Safari:

"Any browser that truly attempted to treat pt as 1/72nd of a physical inch
would just end up mis-rendering Web sites … You can’t actually use the
physical DPI of the device because it could make the Web site look horribly

I dispute this, and seek to have 1pt == 1in/72, taking into account the device
DPI, and where 1in is exactly one inch across if I hold a ruler up to the
screen/page. For example, when dragging a window across screens of differing
resolutions, relayout should occur if absolute units are used.
Websites that look horribly wrong like this are *designed* to look horribly
wrong. It's not our fault the website designer sucks.

Unless Apple's screens have a way of obtaining their pixel density and dot
pitch, this will probably require a lookup table for all flat panels. I think a
best guess is all you can achieve with CRTs.

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