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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] Media query "em" example contradicts normative prose

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:45:50 -0500
Message-ID: <4F44F18E.2000409@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 2/22/12 5:21 AM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> Right. It can be done, but it would need disclaimers. Since it doesn't
> bring much new information, as the same principle applies to em and rem,
> I'd rather leave it out. But that's not a very strong preference, so if
> a large number of people want it in, I can certainly add it.

Maybe I should give some background.  I've seen at least one bug report 
so far against Gecko (and a similar one claimed to be filed against 
Opera) because of the fact that in this one instance "rem" refers to the 
default size, not the root element size.  It's not something web authors 
expect, and I think calling it out in an example would prevent a good 
bit of frustration in the future....

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