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Re: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 11:34:49 -0800
To: "Hakon Lie" <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01bcfdc7$057f9da0$bc11d9cf@davidp>

Hakon Lie wrote:

>... To strengthen the base font size, it should also be
>used as the initial value of the 'font-size' property and the spec
>should state that relative values on the root element are relative to
>the initial value.

I see what you mean...

  HTML { font-size: 1.1em }    /* relative to what? */

How about a hypothetical BASE element one level higher than HTML,
inaccessible to authors and accessible to users only through the UA's UI? UA
defaults could still be expressed in terms of a default stylesheet.

David Perrell
Received on Sunday, 30 November 1997 14:35:11 UTC

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