Re: style sheets, dropped capitals and floatimg text

Chris Wilson (cwilso@MICROSOFT.com)
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 15:27:34 -0700


Message-ID: <41F7F4CE3CA2CF11BC5000805F14B2A90278EB7B@RED-31-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
From: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
To: "'Peter Belesis'" <pbel@leon.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 15:27:34 -0700
Subject: RE: style sheets, dropped capitals and floatimg text

Ooo, pretty!  Sorry about that, you're correct - I did not test it.  I
was mostly reacting to the "valid values of 'font'" part, and didn't
think about what Navigator 4.0 might do with percentages in floated
spans.

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Peter Belesis [SMTP:pbel@leon.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr]
> Sent:	Thursday, August 14, 1997 1:36 PM
> To:	Chris Wilson (PSD)
> Cc:	www-html@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: style sheets, dropped capitals and floatimg text
> 
> Chris Wilson (PSD) wrote:
>  
> > Hmm, well, you're correct in what we (MSIE) require.  As to your
> other
> > issue, I would not expect any of the permutations you mention to
> work,
> > except "font: 36pt bold;" (which won't be bold, necessarily - that's
> "a
> > font from the family named "bold", 36pt size").  The CSS 'font'
> property
> > REQUIRES a font-size, and requires it after any weight, style or
> variant
> > in the 'font' property.
> > 
> > You can say, for both browsers,
> > <STYLE TYPE="text/css">
> >     .bigGuy {
> >         float: left;
> >         font-size: 500%;
> >         width: 1em;
> >     }
> > </STYLE>
> > 
> > Be forewarned, however, I've seen some serious weirdness in
> Navigator 4
> 
> did you try this, Chris? I did, before my orig. letter. That's why I
> changed the size to points. MSIE seems to do it correctly. NS4.01a
> Win95
> delivers something between 2000% and 3000%. That's why I avoided *%*.
> It
> comes back to the same thing. With beta software (let's not kid
> ourselves, in a perfect world NS 4.01a would be called NS 4b8) we go
> for
> what works exactly the same in both, which is still my example. Don't
> you agree? Try it.
> 
> 
> 
>  --
> 
>  Peter Belesis            Dynamic HTML Lab
> peter@webreference.com   http://www.webreference.com/dhtml