[thelist] css units

Timothy J. Luoma lists at tntluoma.com
Fri Oct 25 15:04:05 CDT 2002

MarsHall wrote:

> em and pt -- these relative units are the most logical and accessible,

WHOA!  No.  (see below)

> but be careful not to set sizes in these units to be very small (less
> than 0.9em or 10pt)... that results in microscopic, unreadable text in
> some browsers, but can be easily resized with the text zoom in the vast
> majority of browsers _if_the_user_knows_how_; these units are also best
> for printer style sheets
> keywords i.e. "small" -- okay for general text sizing, but don't use
> anything smaller than "small" for the same reason as em and pt above

PT is not accessible, and is not logical for a computer screen.
PT means vastly different things on Mac vs PC
PT cannot be resized on IE/Win (same as PX)

Perhaps you meant PX but even PX is not accessible

keywords do not get smaller than 9pt (per spec) and do not compound, so
if you put an x-small within a small is it exactly the same size as an
x-small anywhere else (and still no smaller than 9pt)


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