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Re: CSS percentage sizing

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 06:15:46 -0400 (EDT)
To: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0206060614570.1287-100000@tux.w3.org>

Most likely seems a browser bug - there are problems with CSS and tables in
many old browsers.


On Wed, 5 Jun 2002, SHARPE, Ian wrote:

  Hi All,

  under my large font settings I have to scroll to the right to see text which
  makes reading the thing very slow and awkward. The main body of text is
  contained in a TD tag so I specified 50% in my stylesheet but it had no
  effect. I changed it to just 500 (for a laugh really) and to my surprise it
  worked and the text displays in a more narrow column which I don't need to
  scroll. So my question is why didn't the 50% work? What is it 50% of? Is
  that the point? I just don't like using fixed values.


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