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RE: CSS and absolute sizes

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:06:23 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D028796FA@EDUC_MXS>
To: "'Daniel Hillier'" <DHillier@visionict.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Daniel

as far as I'm concerned using absolute sizes for things like borders is fine. Padding and margins gets into a grey area depending on how big you want them. For instance border-left: 600px may result in sideways scrolling for some users depending on screen res and whether the browser has any odd css parsing bugs. 

In general though steer away from specifying font sizes in absolute terms. I always try to use em as a measure rather than px.

Julian 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Hillier [mailto:DHillier@visionict.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 1:12 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: FW: CSS and absolute sizes
> 
> 
> 
> Hi
> 
> Just working on a CSS designed what is the current thinking 
> about using
> absolute sizes within the CSS sheet for borders and page layouts?
> 
> What aspect would it be acceptable to use absolute sizes with 
> in CSS but
> maintaining website accessibility?  
> 
> Daniel
> 
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