Re: font-size and accents, again

"L. David Baron" wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:57:55 -0800, (Erik van der
> Poel) wrote:
> >
> > OK. But if backwards compatibility is a consideration (and I think it
> > should be), then we cannot change the em, either. It should probably
> > continue to mean the max height of the font, if that's what most
> > installed copies of browsers do.
> The problem with that is that it's massively inconsistent, since the
> 'em' is just a particular type of <length>, and it would be rather
> strange to say that the 'em' means different things for different
> properties (since for all properties other that 'line-height', the 'em'
> reliably refers to the font-size requested).

Are you saying that the currently installed browsers treat "em"
differently, depending on the property?


Received on Monday, 22 November 1999 19:08:39 UTC