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Re: font sizes in ems

From: Joel N. Weber II <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 19:38:42 -0400
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To: fahrner@pobox.com
CC: karben@interactive.wsj.com, www-style@w3.org
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   From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
   Cc: karben@interactive.wsj.com, www-style@w3.org

   At 7:06 PM -0400 7/18/97, Joel N. Weber II wrote:
   >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.)

   Completely break? Can you explain please? If the browser supports no
   scripting languages (or they are turned off), the CSS link appears in the
   <noscript> line. I did my best not to lock any browser out of CSS (except
   IE3, where it's too dangerous). In the very worst case (like NS with JS
   turned off, so no CSS either), you still get the HTML, which ideally won't
   depend on the CSS anyway.

OK, in that case, `completely break' is not an accurate description.

But it still seems to me that CSS1 was supposed to be platform independent,
and writing different style sheets to work around browsers is the wrong
solution.
Received on Friday, 18 July 1997 19:38:37 GMT

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