W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > June 2007

[OT] Re: font size in tables

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 17:25:20 -0700
Message-Id: <E2DEB15B-E0A5-438B-ADE8-2D6C6DF24415@apple.com>
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  
you're seeking CSS Help, try the CSS-Discuss list <http://www.css- 
discuss.org/>. If you want to discuss CSS specifications, this is the  
place.

Tim, research font size inheritance.

Please refer to the list policies at <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/ 
Public/www-style/>

This mailing list is for technical discussion on Web Style Sheets.  
This is a focused discussion area: all posts to this list must be  
about style sheets. The list is also the preferred place for  
discussing working drafts that are published by W3C's working group  
on CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). This list is *not* for posts of the  
form "How do I...". For those, please use the Usenet newsgroup  
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets, or mailing lists like hwg- 
style (for members of the HTML Writers Guild). Website Tips has links  
to more fora.

Cheers,
James



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?
>
Received on Friday, 1 June 2007 00:32:47 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:54:51 GMT