Re: Is this an MSIE bug?

Peter Flynn (
31 Oct 1996 23:49:44 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 31 Oct 1996 23:49:44 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: Is this an MSIE bug?
In-reply-to: <199610312215.OAA13390@elroy.corp.Adobe.COM> (message from Tom
To: tschlarm@Adobe.COM
Message-id: <>

   .Normal { text-align: left; font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size:
   12pt; }

a. is there _really_ a period before the "Normal" ?
b. did that 12pt get folded by the email or is that how you have it in
   the file?

   The text in the above example ends up in 12pt TNR.  Shouldn't the <FONT>
   tag override the values set by the CLASS attribute.

I don't think HTML or CSS1 specifies behaviour at this level, it's up
to the browser to decide what they want to implement. My guess would
be that specific markup in the document should override general styles
in the header.

   <P STYLE="text-align: left; font-family: \"Times New Roman\"; font-size:

Except that it's now invalid HTML. Won't MSIE accept single-quotes
around the font name? Or better, use single quotes round the whole
STYLE value and then you can take away the escapes.