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Re: thoughts on non-compliant browsers

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 19:18:30 -0500
Message-Id: <200403080018.i280IVsv002264@nerd-xing.mit.edu>
To: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> OK, I must not be making my point clearly. I am saying we have 
> designated part of the view to be held at one font-size (large).

I understand that.  And CSS gives users the ability to override anything you
say in your stylesheet with !important rules in a user stylesheet.  I'm not
quite sure whether you understand that....

> The font zoom does not scale up the background-image.

Yes, because it's a _font_ zoom.  It simply sets the equivalent of !important
font-size rules in the user stylesheet, like I said.

It seems that your only issue is that Mozilla implements a font zoom, not a
whole-page zoom (a la Opera).  That has nothing to do with CSS, however.

> a pixel is a pixel. it does not resize unless you change your resolution.

I'm sorry, but that's not true in CSS.  For example, in CSS a pixel resizes if
you change your viewing distance.  I recommend giving the CSS definition of
pixel a read:

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