Re: HTML 3.xx & scalability

Hakon Lie (
Tue, 14 May 1996 10:16:23 +0200

Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 10:16:23 +0200
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To: (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: HTML 3.xx & scalability
In-Reply-To: <v02140b00adb831813162@[]>
From: Hakon Lie <>

Walter Ian Kaye writes:

 > >(Walter: it would be nice if you could wrap your lines to around 72
 > >characters)
 > Oh, my message! Thought you meant that it would be nice if we could do that
 > in HTML regardless of font. Now that *would* be nice! ;)

Yes. In CSS[1] you can express lenght values in units relative to the
font size:

  P { width: 72em }  /* ems, the height of the element's font */

In the example above, the width of P elements would be relative to the
font size of the element.




Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France