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[css3-multicol] Review of multicol-count-002.xht

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:53:32 -0400
Message-ID: <129236715168f66ae8354be984b7d7a9.squirrel@ed-sh-cp3.entirelydigital.com>
To: "Håkon Wium Lie" <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: "Public css-testsuite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Hello,

[src]
http://test.csswg.org/source/contributors/opera/submitted/multicol/multicol-count-002.xht


Browsers like Firefox 22 and Chrome 28.0.1500.71 and IE9+ have a default
font-size for monospace font which is not what the default medium
font-size is for browser default font size.

And Firefox 22 and Chrome 28.0.1500.71 appear to have a bug when dealing
with the following rule:

div
{
font-family: monospace;
font-size: 1em;
(...)
}

Now, if default font-size for body is 16px (medium), then I would expect
the div to use 16px and not 12px (Firefox default font-size for
monospace font under Linux) and not 13px (Firefox default font-size for
monospace font under Windows and Chrome's default font-size for
monospace font for all platforms). So, there is, in my opinion, a bug in
Firefox 22 and in Chrome 28.0.1500.71 on this. Now, if the browser uses
12px or 13px, then distribution of inline content among the 5 column
boxes changes and the resulting distribution can not be reliably
predicted. So, I propose this Ahem-based replacement:

http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/CSS3Multi-Columns/Opera/multicol-count-002-GT.xht

http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/CSS3Multi-Columns/Opera/multicol-count-002-GT-ref.xht

Gérard
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