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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:32:15 +0200
Message-ID: <20981.39919.265352.360497@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?"G\=E9rard\?\= Talbot" <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Cc: "Public css-testsuite mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
"Gérard Talbot" wrote:

 > 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

Looks good -- it's easy to see if one passes!

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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