[html5] Absolute Pixels in HTML 5

Felix Miata mrmazda at ij.net
Thu Jun 11 13:23:17 PDT 2009

On 2009/06/11 19:58 (GMT) Ian Hickson composed:

> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2009/06/11 19:17 (GMT) Ian Hickson composed:

>> > monitors are all assumed to be 96dpi.

>> OS X makes this assumption. Windows makes this assumption by default, 
>> but enables application of alternative assumptions. One particular 
>> alternative, 120, is commonly applied prior to sale by vendors of 
>> laptops having materially above average DPI. Other operating systems 
>> vary whether and to what extent assumptions about display DPI are made, 
>> particularly when display DPI is in fact greater than 96.

> 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"
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.
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