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RE: Controlling text-resizing in IE

From: TODD FERGUSON <tferguson@in-touch.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:27:11 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200206071127.11379.tferguson@in-touch.net>

Regarding this string below:

What is the actual tag for setting the text as an absolute point value?

I am trying to keep text in a frame from being resized by a browser. As
 it is now, if the browser text size is anything other than medium, the
 text pushes or pulls the cell in my left navigational frame either
 left or right. This causes this frame to be either partially hidden or
 over exposed in reference to the main frame.

I would greatly appreciate any insight into this.

Todd Ferguson
In-Touch Software

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From: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@appcomp.com>
To: christopher masterman <cmasterman@mediaone.net>, www-style@w3.org
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 18:41:38 -0500
Subject: RE: Controlling text-resizing in IE

If you set the text size as an absolute point value, this won't happen.
 Keep in mind that it's impolite to your elderly users to prevent them
 from seeing larger fonts. (Also impolite to users who want to see a
 lot of tiny text.) You can size your table (with CSS) in "em" units,
 so the table will grow with larger font sizes.

-----Original Message-----
From: christopher masterman [mailto:cmasterman@mediaone.net]
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 6:36 PM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Controlling text-resizing in IE

I'm trying to accomodate for the feature of text-size change in IE
 (View >> text-size >> smallest, smaller, etc.) in a page I'm building.
  The sliced image I am using as a left navbar breaks apart if the
 text-size is set too large, but if I extend the height of the cell to
 accomodate the largest size, then viewed on smallest it takes forever
 to scroll down to the bottom, ie there's a huge gap between the end of
 the text and the end of the page when the text-size is set to
 smallest.  Is there a way to disable or control this feature?  There
 seems to be on some sites I've been viewing (cnn.com, etc.), but I'm
 not fiding it in the source.  Is it something to control with styles?

Also, is the breaking up of the navbar images a result of having only
 one table for the page?  Would I need to go in and create a left table
 and right table nested inside of one larger table or are there
 alternatives?  (The shell of the page is complete-- I'm adding the
 content at this point) ?


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