[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 11644] Absolute lengths assume 96.0 DPI

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Sat Nov 18 16:10:19 PST 2006


------- Comment #3 from hyatt at apple.com  2006-11-18 16:10 PDT -------
Web designerss assume 96dpi.  We have no choice but to use that as the default
for absolute units. 

The first Safari beta actually tried to use real DPI and the results were
pretty disastrous.  Not only did we mess up the rendering of a lot of Web
sites, but a lot of prominent Web developers also blogged about our mistake and
appealed to us to fix the problem (which we then did in beta #2).

I could see the value in having a WebKit pref to control this, since I could
see how a WebKit app might want absolute units to behave in a more desirable
way, but the default should remain 96.

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