[webkit-dev] Your opinion on a CSS proposal

Wesley Moore wjmoore at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 21:21:08 PDT 2007

Overlooking for the moment the problem Dave H raised, what would the
rendering engine be aiming to do with the text when font-size was
auto? I assume this is to make the resolution independent example
you've made easier to implement, how does it help that?


On 6/6/07, Windy Road <tom at windyroad.org> 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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