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Re: Using em or percent for properties that need to change (fwd)

From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 06:06:38 -0500
To: Andy Budd <andy@message.uk.com>, W <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2147483647.1092895598@lcarslon.d.umn.edu>

--On Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Andy Budd <andy@message.uk.com> wrote:

> The old guidelines said that you were only supposed to use relative
> units, however pixels are defined as relative units.

fyi...Derek Featherstone wrote a related article "Pixels as Relative 
Units of Measure":
http://www.wats.ca/articles/pixelsarerelative/65

He con concludes with,: "Pixels are a relative unit - relative to 
monitor resolution. % and em are relative to a browser setting, and it 
is the browser setting that matters for every day use, and I believe it 
is what matters for Checkpoint 3.4."

Laura
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Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
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