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Re: 16px default, SI meter (Re: platform-specific font size issues)

From: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 19:23:12 -0800
Message-Id: <199812170315.TAA22726@mailhub.Stanford.EDU>
To: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>, Susan Lesch <lesch@macvirus.com>, www-style@w3.org
Todd "I want my ex-unit!" Fahrner insinuated:

> " > The appropriate corrective measure, I submit, is for Mac (and X11?)
> " > browsers to break with tradition and ship with the default value of
> " > "medium" text set at 16px, instead of 12pt.
> "
> " Microsoft tried something like this in MSIE 4.0 Mac, where 'medium' was
> increased to 14. They changed it back to 12 in version 4.01.
>
>Are you sure about that? I hadn't noticed. That was a "trade-show special"
>release - loaded with bugs. Tantek - was there an experiment in 4.0? Or was
>this just a bug?

Just a bug.

Tantek "Read my lips: no more 'trade-show specials'!" Celik
CSS Scapegoat
Internet Explorer for Macintosh
Received on Wednesday, 16 December 1998 22:15:28 GMT

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