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Re: Inconsistent treatment of "em" and "ex" unit when used to specify "font-size"

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 17:09:50 +0000
Message-ID: <4AEB1DDE.30508@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>


John Daggett wrote:

> Philip TAYLOR wrote:

>> I am a little unhappy with "or impractical"; does this not leave a
>> rather large loophole for browser inconsistencies ?
>
> Practically speaking, no.  Fonts in CSS need to be defined independent of font type.  For some font types, it may be hard to determine the x-height but for the majority of font types (OpenType, TrueType, SVG, Type1) determining x-height is a simple matter.  The wording is fine I think.


OK, I defer to your expert opinion John.
Philip Taylor
Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 17:16:54 GMT

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