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Re: font sizes

From: todd fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:54:56 -0800
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Sigurd Lerstad" <sigler@bredband.no>
Message-Id: <BB9B335A-45DE-11D7-8C36-003065BD01D0@pobox.com>

On Saturday, Feb 22, 2003, at 13:20 US/Pacific, Sigurd Lerstad wrote:

>> 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"
>     "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
> And I have IE 6 and Opera 7. The default font-size seems to be 
> 'small'. What
> am I doing wrong then?

WinIE6 bungles the doctype sniff, going into "quirks" mode when an xml 
prologue is used (sigh). MacIE5 gets it right. As for Opera, it's my 
belief that earlier versions emulated the WinIE bug of defaulting to 
"small", while I have heard that the current version corrects this.
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 15:55:24 UTC

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