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Re: font sizes

From: Sigurd Lerstad <sigler@bredband.no>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 22:20:03 +0100
Message-ID: <004a01c2dab8$2a3a80f0$7d1273d5@mmstudio>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

> Realizing the shortcomings of the sample sheet's account, and upon
> studying early CSS implementations with horror, I revisited the subject
> in 1999, and wrote this:
> <http://style.cleverchimp.com/font_size_intervals/altintervals.html>,
> which I think speaks to your remaining questions. The font-size: .75em
> = xx-small = h6 cases [should?] obtain when the base or user size is

Very informative, I will read it more closely later.

> Note that current versions of Explorer correctly map "medium" to the
> default/user size when in "strict" rendering mode (DOCTYPE-sniffed at
> the moment).

This is what I have at the beginning (and is also what www.w3.org has)

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

And I have IE 6 and Opera 7. The default font-size seems to be 'small'. What
am I doing wrong then?

However Netscape 7 seems to be correct.

There's nothing wrong with my test page, the main page of www.w3.org also
behaves wrong in IE and Opera.

Sigurd Lerstad
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 15:18:06 GMT

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