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Re: When is an 'em' an 'em' ?

From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 11:45:46 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199710271045.LAA19157@stovner.a.sol.no>
To: fahrner@pobox.com (Todd Fahrner)
Cc: d.tek.jre@ebox.tninet.se (Jan Roland Eriksson), www-style@w3.org
Todd Fahrner writes:

 > (forwarded from news: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets )
 > 
 > (A copy of this message has also been posted to the following newsgroups:
 > comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets)
 > 
 > In article <34381c9c.83552011@news1.tninet.se>, d.tek.jre@ebox.tninet.se
 > (Jan Roland Eriksson) wrote:
 > 
 > " Take this as an example...
 > " 
 > " .doc-title {
 > "    font-size: 1.3em;
 > "    font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;
 > "    font-weight: bold;
 > "    margin-top: 7em;
 > "    margin-bottom: 0;
 > "    text-align: center
 > " }
 > " 
 > " In my BODY rule I have _not_ made any attempt to change the
 > " users defined size of font. As I understand it I should now
 > " expect
 > " 
 > " <H1 CLASS="doc-title">Some title</H>
 > " 
 > " to render in a font size of 1.3 x User font size.
 > " 
 > " But my question is, what should be expected as the rendered
 > " size of the top margin for "Some title"? (provided that any
 > " element above <H1>..</H1> has {margin-bottom: 0} )
 > " 
 > " I see two possibillities here...
 > " 
 > " 1) Top margin = 7 x 1.3 x User font size
 > " 2) Top margin = 7 x User font size
 > " 
 > " Item 1) comes to mind as margins are not inherited and there
 > " is a change of font size (base for the em length) specified
 > " in the .doc-title rule already when we reach the top margin
 > " declaration.
 > 
 > I also believe this is the correct interpretation, and Microsoft evidently
 > agrees.

So do I.

-h&kon
Received on Monday, 27 October 1997 06:22:25 GMT

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