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Re: em

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 16:57:11 -0700
Message-ID: <3957EDD7.2A33@richinstyle.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Eric A. Meyer wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote:
> 
> > Erik van der Poel wrote:
> > > Todd Fahrner wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 1em is the size of the parent element's font.
> > >
> > > Just a minor correction: When the "em" unit is used in the font-size
> > > property, it refers to the parent element's font-size, but when it is
> > > used in any other property, it refers to this element's font-size (not
> > > the parent's).
> >
> > Shoudn't that be font size (size of font)?
> 
>    It depends on what you mean by "size of font."  

Yes you're right. I was pointing out the fact that font-size is a
specific term that refers to the computed value of font-size, whereas it
should in fact relate to the actual value (one assumes, and I believe
with good justification).

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