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  • .5em??? Are you trying to keep people from reading it?
    • What browser are you using? Of the ones I've tried, Mozilla and Galeon both work fine. Opera 6 has a little trouble with the overview page and Netscape 4 is a disaster :( IE 5.5 works about as well as Opera.I guess CSS doesn't degrade as well as I thought it did!/p.

      • I'm using IE 5.5. The text displays, but it's in virtually unreadable type, because that's what you asked for: .5em means half the size of normal-size type, but you're using it for the ordinary text on your pages.
        • I see what you're saying. There seems to be a difference of opinion between Mozilla and Galeon on one hand and IE and Opera on the other as to how to deal with this.

          As I understand it (and Mozilla/Galeon seems to agree) because I have the body font size set to 3em, all other sizes are relative to that baseline. Therefore .5em should be half of 3em or 1.5 times the size of normal type. Opera and IE disagree and use it as a absolute size.

          I'm no CSS expert, so I don't know which of these interpretations is

          • In a quick examination, I didn't find a clear explanation in the CSS spec, but my (possibly flawed) understanding is that em doesn't accumulate that way. That's what percentages are for. So if you change .5em to 50% it should work the way you want.