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Re: font sizes in ems

From: Gayle Kidder <reddik@sandiego.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 16:59:46 -0700
Message-ID: <33CEB1F2.D3E0EB80@thegroup.net>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>, www-style@w3.org
A clarification: The screen shot of MSIE was inadvertently shot with the
font size set to "smaller". Therefore the default font, 1 em and 100% do
show the same size. If I set it to "medium" all three are the same. 

In Netscape, the default font is *always* smaller than the 1em and the
100% designation.

Isn't this a failing of both browsers?


Gayle Kidder wrote:
> 
> Your second demo did work, but somewhat differently in NS and MSIE. I've
> posted screen shots of both at:
> http://www.beachmedia.com/www/em1.gif
> http://www.beachmedia.com/www/em2.gif
> These are shot on Win95 at 80x600 resolution with small fonts (96ppi).
> 
> Interesting bug.




> 
> David Perrell wrote:
> >
> > I wrote:
> > >
> > > A demonstration of poor reading comprehension at:
> > >
> > >    http://www.hpaa.com/css1/emsnpercent.html
> > >
> > > Does IE4b2 get it right?
> > >
> >
> > IT'S A BUG! But it has a workaround. This one works:
> >
> >     http://www.hpaa.com/css1/emsnpercent1.html
> >
> > The problem? I didn't explicitly close the Paragraph elements in the
> > first example, expecting Navigator, as it apparently has in the past,
> > to implicitly close a paragraph when another <P> is encountered.
> > Appending </P> to all the paragraphs cured the inheritance problem.
> >
> > David Perrell
Received on Thursday, 17 July 1997 20:02:51 GMT

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