[webkit-dev] Your opinion on a CSS proposal

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Tue Jun 5 20:58:38 PDT 2007

I don't quite understand the proposal.  width can be defined in terms  
of font-size.... therefore it's impossible to define font-size in  
terms of width.  For example, width:50em, font-size:auto would be  
undefined, since each would depend on the other.


On Jun 5, 2007, at 8:29 PM, Windy Road wrote:

> Hi,
> Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place/way to ask this.
> I recently posted on the www-style list a proposal for allowing the
> 'font-size' CSS property to have a value of 'auto':
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Jun/0016.html
> The basic idea is that when font-size: auto is used, the browser would
> calculate the font-size based on the element's width margins and
> padding.  A javascript mockup is available at:
>    http://windyroad.org/static/resolution-independence/
> What I would like to know, if you can spare the time, is what you, the
> webkit developers, feel about this proposal.  I'm not involved in any
> browser development, so I don't know the implications such a proposal
> would have if is at all feasible.
> Thanks for your time,
> -- 
> Tom Howard
> http://windyroad.org
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