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font-size, destroying HTML documents in CSS

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@macvirus.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 11:30:50 -0800
Message-Id: <l03110706b0a215225c08@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org, knoblock@worldnet.att.net
Steve Knoblock wrote, in reply to Liam Quinn:

>> I can destroy any document's value with ignorance, even
>> if it uses only HTML 2.0 and no CSS.
> Exactly how to apply CSS or structure markup is not something
> that should be dictated---there is too much room for
> disagreement. It's up to the author to be responsible, not to
> expect the HTML standard to save them.

Experienced authors and beginners alike can cause display of
an HTML document with the wrong relative text sizes, using CSS1
style rules and CSS-supporting user agents, by accident.

This paper [1] is an attempt in-progress to reconcile HTML font
size with CSS font-size.

[1] Font Size in Web Pages
    SMALL, BIG, FONT SIZE, and font-size Tests

Susan Lesch
Mac Virus
Received on Wednesday, 26 November 1997 14:47:53 UTC

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