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[OT] Re: font size in tables

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 17:25:20 -0700
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To: Tim Slattery <Slattery_T@bls.gov>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, W3C CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Patrick and Tim, you are on the wrong list for this discussion. If  
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Tim, research font size inheritance.

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Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> Tim Slattery wrote:
>> In our world, we use a standard stylesheet. That sheet has an entry
>> for the "body" tag that includes "font-size:75%". I'm not sure  
>> what it
>> takes 75% of, but that's not the question....
>> I have a page that consists of nested tables. If I don't specify any
>> font-size attribute on the outer table, everything appears in the
>> "full" font size, that is, 100% of whatever the body tag is taking  
>> 75%
>> of. The table doesn't seem to think that it's part of the "body".
>> If I specify "100%" for the outer table, then text within it is the
>> same size as body text: 75% (of something). But the text within the
>> nested table is the same 100% of whatever the body is taking 75% of.
>> Makes no sense to me.
>> So I have to specify 75% on the inner tables, and 100% on the outer
>> one. This is true in both IE and Gecko browsers.
>> I don't understand what's going on. Does anybody"?
> Frankly, I don't understand what you're actually trying to achieve.  
> Do you have a url that demonstrates your current issue?
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