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Re: Units, font sizing, and zoom suggestion for CSS 3

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:42:55 -0800
Message-ID: <38888C8F.71862E28@netscape.com>
To: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
> > > I would really like to move away from the definition involving the
> > words
> > > "when set solid". That definition just doesn't mean very much,
> >
> > would "when line-height==font-size" be preferable? Because that is what
> > "set solid" meant, when I wrote it.
> How about 'when the line box is the same height as the em square'.

No, that is too indirect. One would need to understand the whole
line/inline/font box model just to understand font-size. That's
ridiculous. I prefer a *direct* definition of font-size, in terms of em
square, as suggested previously.

Received on Friday, 21 January 2000 11:45:59 UTC

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