Re: HTML 3.xx & scalability

Hakon Lie (howcome@w3.org)
Tue, 14 May 1996 10:16:23 +0200


Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 10:16:23 +0200
Message-Id: <199605140816.KAA18911@www4.inria.fr>
To: boo@best.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 3.xx & scalability
In-Reply-To: <v02140b00adb831813162@[205.149.180.135]>
From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>

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.

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Style/css

Regards,

-h&kon

Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org