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Re: Problems with style sheet fonts

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 23:48:34 -0800
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To: <webdesign@cpsinet.com>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
On 17 January 2001, Mike Baucom wrote:

>  I have noticed these pages (and others) http://www.w3.org/DOM/ and
>  http://www.w3.org/Architecture/ use a style sheet
>  (http://www.w3.org//StyleSheets/activity-home.css) which is rendered
>  incorrectly in IE 5.5 (version 5.50.4522.1800). Any text within <p></p> or
>  <li></li> tags is displayed as gibberish.

Thank you for the report.

>  Is this a problem with the style sheet, which lists neither p or li as a
>  defined style or just another MS bug?

It could be a bug. The CSS Pointers Group lists a known bug for
Windows IE 5.x related to a 'font-family: serif' declaration [1]:

"...font-family: serif - inappropriate font selected as replacement for
     generic when font size changed through UA preferences - avoid"

The activity-home.css style sheet has one of those:

body {
	background: white; color: black;
	font-family: serif;

Have you changed the font size from IE's default? If not it might be
a good idea to report this to Microsoft.

[1] http://css.nu/pointers/bugs.html#IE5

Susan Lesch - mailto:lesch@w3.org  tel:+1.858.483.4819
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