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Re: min-font-size

From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 16:54:59 +0100 (BST)
To: Oren Ben-Kiki <oren@capella.co.il>
cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.04.9907181649490.7986-100000@midge.bath.ac.uk>
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:

>> Unfortunately, to my knowledge noone has as yet worked out a suitable
>> set of rules to make the cascade work well with !maximum and !minimum.
>> (I do not know if anyone has even tried).
> What is wrong with behaving as if each "attr: value" is a shorthand
> for "attr: value ! minimum; attr: value ! maximum"? Cascading could
> then be handled according to the current rules.

Each property really needs three values; optimum, minimum and maximum
(think of width, min-width and max-width).

> I'd be more worried about clearly defining what algorithm the browser should
> use to try to satisfy these constraints.

It is this algorithm to which I was referring.

Ian Hickson
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