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Re: Inconsistent treatment of "em" and "ex" unit when used to ?specify "font-size" [CSS21][css3-values]

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:18:57 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20091026171857.GA32083@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2009-10-26 16:59 +0000, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Is there any reason why "ex" does not also reference
> the parent element's font size if set on the 'font-size'
> property, as if "ex" units are used to specify font-size,
> there would appear to be a problem of self-reference
> (see example below).

This looks to me like a bug in both CSS 2.1 and css3-values.

(Gecko implements 'ex' like 'em.)


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