Re: Inline elements with %block as content vs. PRE

Walter Ian Kaye (
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 13:38:35 -0700

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Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 13:38:35 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: Inline elements with %block as content vs. PRE

At 4:02a -0700 08/24/97, E. Stephen Mack wrote:
 > Also, the effect of SPAN used with style sheets for certain parts
 > of a PRE element will cause misalignment of the preformatted
 > text:
 > SPAN { font-size: larger; color: red;}
 > <PRE>
 > What is the effect of it?
 > What is the <SPAN>effect</SPAN> of it?
 > These 3 lines won't align
 > </PRE>
 > This is a valid HTML 4.0 document, but the second line in the
 > PRE element is wider than the other two.  I could do the same
 > thing with any element, including <STRONG> or other valid
 > PRE content.  So you're not going to be able to combat the
 > use of style sheets to change the size of portions of
 > preformatted text.

Is there support in CSS for Multiple Master fonts? That is, is there
a way to specify font *metrics*? That would then allow for making a
taller/bolder/samewidth which would work for the above example...

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