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Re: Problems w/Font Size

From: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 00:42:34 -0500
Message-Id: <l03110702b039405dfdba@[192.168.1.117]>
To: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
At 9:20 PM -0500 1997-07-09, Todd Fahrner wrote:
>Have you "zeroed out" the browsers, setting the default size/face the same
>before concluding that they produce different results? Note that across
>platforms, the "12-point" factory setting is a cause of much trouble here.
In a fit of wisdom, the folks at Microsoft deemed that it was unnecessary
to allow the user to set the font-size.  In addition, its default font is
*not* the same as {font-size: medium}, but is instead...small.  Huh?!?
Netscape's, in a fit of normalcy, is medium.

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