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RE: Media Types

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 13:07:34 -0800
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90229E815@red-msg-47.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Todd Fahrner'" <fahrner@pobox.com>, steve knoblock <knoblock@worldnet.att.net>, www-style@w3.org
> Todd Fahrner [SMTP:fahrner@pobox.com] wrote:
>Some of my questions were rhetorical, but others genuine. I'm glad to that
>IE4 supports alternate media, but I dispute the last bit: The em unit seems
>not to be supported for printed output, at least not as a horizontal linear
>measure (an indent for instance). The value used appears to be a pixel or
>something else really small.

I see.  This is a bug we didn't detect before shipping - my apologies, this
does limit the usefulness of ems (not in all cases - for example, using ems
in 'font-size' does not suffer from this scaling problem).  I've put this in
our bug database so we can get it fixed for IE5.


-Chris Wilson
 Internet Explorer Team
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 1998 16:07:57 UTC

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