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FONT SIZE vs. font-size

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 21:55:11 -0400
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Cc: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBICMNIPCICMKJECCBOEHKDAAA.jelks@jelks.nu>
In the Release Notes for the newest Tidy is this paragraph:

	Andre Hinrichs wanted Tidy to do a better job on font
	elements with relative size changes. This is in fact rather
	tricky. Currently, Tidy uses percentage scaling values for
	fonts rather than the enumeration defined by CSS [xx-small |
	x-small | small | medium | large | x-large | xx-large]. The
	first problem is to match these 7 values onto the 6 define by
	the font element. The next problem is caused by the fact that
	CSS doesn't provide matching relative font size values that
	you could match to the ones defined for the font element. I
	have done my best using percentage values, base on tests with
	IE and Navigator. If anyone can come up with a better
	approach, please let me know.

Todd Fahrner has tackled with this issue like no one else.  See

	http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=539168508

and in particular (mentioned at the bottom of the above):

	http://style.verso.com/font_size_intervals/altintervals.html

/Jelks
Received on Sunday, 24 October 1999 21:54:52 GMT

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