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Re: min-font-size

From: David Meadows <david@heroes.force9.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:53:07 +0100
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To: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk> wrote:
[...]
> An alternative idea, which has been talked about in the past in other
> lists (and which, I believe, was also suggested by David Baron) is to
> introduce two new declarations similar to !important: !minimum and
> !maximum. These would have a subtly and carefully crafted effect on
> the cascade so that the correct value was always chosen.
>
> An example of how this could be used is:
>
>    * { font-size: 9px ! minimum; font-size: 200% ! maximum; }
>
> ...which would imply that no element can have text smaller than 9px, and
> no element can have text bigger than twice its parents font-size.

Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but what happens when the parent's font size
is 4px? I think this method would have a very complex set of interaction
rules.


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