[html5] Absolute Pixels in HTML 5

Christian Montoya sirokai at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 08:31:10 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Felix Miata<mrmazda at ij.net> 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.

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.

Christian Montoya
mappdev.com :: christianmontoya.net

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