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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 21:57:17

At 12:35 PM 3/3/2004, David Turner wrote:
>Yes, I agree. As things stand, I use pixels to specify the padding
>around windows and between grid elements. Everything else is auto-sized
>and arranged. I think if the implementation provides reasonable
>defaults for padding, etc., then there will be no practical problems.

Maybe, maybe not. I've been burned a number of times in the past by pixel
defaults for padding, line widths, etc. The defaults were reasonable based
on the most common hardware. But some of my customers paid the money for
much higher resolution hardware, and the defaults were not good there.
Meanwhile another customer did an in-vehicle system with a very lo-res
display. Same software. But because the hardware was so different, the
usual defaults were useless. Might have been OK if the defaults were
somehow tied to the particular device.


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