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Precise meaning of 'en'?

From: Michael Seaton <Michael.Seaton@inforamp.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 02:49:35 +0000
Message-Id: <199601050742.CAA19811@malone.inforamp.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
How should an 'en' be interpreted?  Does it inherit its point 
size from current element, or the parent element, or HTML?

I.E. if one had

html {font-size: 8pt}
p {font-size: 12pt}
p {text-indent: 3en}
p.initial {font-size: 24pt}

Then how much would the first line of p.initial be indented? 

If instead the second line were p {margin-left: 3en} then what would 
be the size of p.initial's margin?

How does :first-line fit into this?

Michael Seaton(mseaton@informp.net)
Received on Friday, 5 January 1996 02:50:35 UTC

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