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Re: Can cascading work?

From: William M. Perry <wmperry@aventail.com>
Date: 23 Apr 1997 20:22:03 -0700
To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>, www-style@w3.org, Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi
Message-ID: <86u3kxt89w.fsf@kramer.in.aventail.com>
Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr> writes:

> I'm actually just leaving, but this caught my eye:
> 
> On Apr 23,  8:49pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> > In my UA today (IE 3.0) I can already make all of the fonts
> > bigger with a button click (my wife uses this).
> 
> This is a copy of the original feature in the Arena browser, which
> implemented a CSS1 property called magnification that was later
> dropped from the CSS1 spec before it became a Recommendation.
> 
> Dynamic modification of the reader stylesheet in an easy to use way
> really helps, doesn't it, when the author stylesheet is cascaded
> with it ;-)

  This will really only help with well-written author stylesheets.  I
haven't done a sampling, but if anybody has, I'd be interested in the
percentage of sheets that actually _use_ relative font sizing versus the 'I
want this 26pt, dammit' philosophy.

  The default stylesheet in Emacs/W3 uses relative font sizing specifically
so I don't go too far from what the user wants as their default Emacs font
anyway.

-Bill P.
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 1997 23:22:18 GMT

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