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Re: font sizes in ems

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:00:33 -0700
Message-Id: <199707181803.LAA18312@italy.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Gayle Kidder" <reddik@sandiego.com>, "Todd Fahrner" <fahrner@pobox.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> Grrrrr indeed. Okay, see this one without tables (lots harder to
> compare):
> http://www.beachmedia.com/www/emdemo2.html
> I've set the body default to 16pt and it still doesn't affect the
> display in ems.

If you've _set_ the body default to 16pt, then an em will be 16pts.
Changing the default size in the browser won't affect that.

I just looked at this page, BTW, and the BODY declaration and samples
are still 10pt, not 16. Am I looking at the right page?

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 18 July 1997 14:03:12 UTC

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