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Re: font sizes in ems

From: Joel N. Weber II <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 19:06:47 -0400
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To: fahrner@pobox.com
CC: karben@interactive.wsj.com, www-style@w3.org
Note that that will completely break any browser which supports
CSS1 correctly, but doesn't support any Java.  (For example, I think the
first release of GNU E-scape will support CSS1 but not Java.)

Wasn't there some theory about platform independence somewhere?

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   At 1:48 PM -0400 7/18/1997, Alan Karben wrote:

   > On another note, here's the only way we came up with to deal with the
   > inconsistent interpretations of em units in IE3, IE4, NS, etc: Use
   > client-side browser detection with JavaScript to decide which external CSS
   > file to reference, and use document.write statements to write out the
   > <link> tag. Has anyone actually tried this to see if it works?

   Documentation: http://www.verso.com/agitprop/css/

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