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[RC4] 'font-size: 0' testcases

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:14:12 -0800
Message-ID: <06296e56d01accfb6247fc644c572ae3.squirrel@cp3.shieldhost.com>
To: "Arron Eicholz" <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Public CSS test suite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Hello,

There is now at least 2 browsers (Chrome 8.0.552.224 and Konqueror
4.5.5; I have not checked with Safari 5.0.3 yet) which will fail
testcases where the pass condition relies on rendering 'font-size: 0'.

One example (but there are a bunch of others) failed by Chrome 8 and
Konqueror 4.5.5:
http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20101210/html4/font-size-001.htm

Konqueror 4.5.5 (minimal font-size) can not and will not go below a
font-size: 2pt (rounded up to 3px).

It is kind of weird to have browsers fail testcases because they can not
go below a 3px font-size and they can not render appropriately a
'font-size: 0' declaration.

Font-size should always be about readability to begin with. FWIW,
"
Note 1. To preserve readability, a UA applying these guidelines should
nevertheless avoid creating font-size resulting in less than 9 pixels
per EM unit on a computer display.
"
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#font-size-props

regards, Gérard
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