[html5] Absolute Pixels in HTML 5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 9 18:09:53 PDT 2009

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Felix Miata wrote:
> > 
> > Even on Windows with a non-96dpi, browsers today still assume 96dpi, 
> > as far as I can tell.
> On Windows, some assume 96 (e.g. Safari, which I reported as a Safari 
> bug "UI text is too small for high PPI display environment" 
> https://bugreport.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/RadarWeb.woa/61/wo/APqcRdz7DDWD1jtFE8yeWw/ 
> and related Webkit bug http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18001 ), 
> while for others 96 is only a floor (e.g. Gecko). IE uses whatever DPI 
> has been specified for the desktop generally.

No, it doesn't.


96 CSS pixels and one inch are the same in IE8, regardless of the screen 

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Christian Montoya wrote:
> 8 years ago I bought a Dell widescreen laptop, Inspiron 6000, and it was 
> pre-configured at 120 DPI. I've been telling people ever since, 96 DPI 
> is not a standard. Dell does this for a lot of widescreen laptops, and 
> that's just 1 vendor.

That is independent of this discussion, as far as I can tell.

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