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The definitive truth about Internet Explorer default text size settings

Sent by Gunlaug_Sørtun on 29 September 2005 01:01

Donna Casey wrote:

> ..625em (62.5%) of (12pt)16px is 10px. If a containing block uses
> that font-size, from there, it's dead easy to reset that #foo p to
> what it would be normally at medium by setting it to 1.6em. If I set
> something to 1.2em, I know it's 12px. The math is just easier and it
> works consistently and compatibly.

So far, so good. Just make sure that math isn't exposed to
'min-font-size' settings above 10px in Gecko or Opera.


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