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Re: Issue 1: Font-weight and headings

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 14:15:29 -0700
Message-Id: <199707272117.OAA25434@sweden.it.earthlink.net>
To: <www-style@w3.org>, "E. Stephen Mack" <estephen@emf.net>
E. Stephen Mack wrote:
> Which version of IE are both of you using?  When I put that
> declaration in IE 4.0 platform preview 2 (no shell integration)
> on a Windows 95 system, the Headings are still rendered in their
> customary size for me.

Not wanting IE4p2 on my primary workstation if I can't also keep 3.02,
I am still using 3.02.
> IE 4.0pp2, on the other hand, keeps headings large and bold
> and emphasized text in italics.  The entire document does
> take on sans-serif though, so I can see that this font
> property is inheriting its way down.

I think MS has stated there is a default stylesheet for IE4, so this
would definitely be the correct behavior if font-family were only
declared in HTML or BODY.
> At this point, I think it becomes ESSENTIAL for the UA to
> release their default style sheet.  That will make working
> with style sheets much simpler.

In any case it looks like prudent authors will have to declare style
for all elements they use.
> Not necessarily, because font-style (normal | italic | oblique)
> comes before font-weight ( normal | bold | [etc.]) in the
> font syntax.  Go back to your test document and put in
> an ADDRESS element and an EM element, then see what your
> version of IE does.

If inheritance overrides one, it should override all. But this is the
ancient 3.02, so inconsistency is normal.
David Perrell
Received on Sunday, 27 July 1997 17:17:25 UTC

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