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Re: Question about px: Relative size?

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 22:40:55 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0504212238340.12222@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> could lead a developer to believe that their text will be scalable, or
> rather sizable, within the content when viewed in a browser. While this 
> is true w ith em & % units, it is not with px, right?

Internet Explorer for Windows can't resize px-based fonts. This is often 
generalized to mean that no other browser can do it, either. That tends to 
tell us more about the author of the generalization than anything else. It 
may surprise some people to learn that there is more than one browser in 
the world.

Other graphical browsers have no problem resizing any font. Authors can 
use stylesheet switchers to accommodate IE/Win.


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