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RE: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 14:00:17 -0500
To: "'Bailey, Bruce'" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>, "'Francois Jordaan'" <Francois.Jordaan@wheel.co.uk>, "'B.K. DeLong'" <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007101c4f28f$a2a00e20$6601a8c0@bosshog>

Bailey, Bruce [Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov] wrote:
>> Use .76em instead of 11px to get the same result, but resizable.
> 
> I have seen conversions like 1em==12pt and 1em==16px.
> http://doubletype.sourceforge.net/?about%20em


The W3C has specified 16px/96ppi as a standard default text size, and most
modern browsers on the Macintosh and Windows platforms have honored that
specification since 2000. (See the W3C CSS1 Specifications at
www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-CSS1-19990111#length-units plus the Errata Notice
correcting the original CSS1 spec.
www.w3.org/Style/css1-updates/REC-CSS1-19990111-errata.html)

Knowing that ems can usually be interpreted as 16 pixels opens up some
interesting possibilities...
(http://www.wats.ca/resources/relativesizing/20)

Cheers!

JF
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