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Font-size not a value?
are percentages wrong?

 1:48 pm on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

In my .css I have set my main body text font size to 100% and all other font sizes in proportion to it, like 87% or 120%. The W3C css validator doesn't like any of those percentages, tells me it's an error, and says they're not font-size values. How critical is this? Should I set my main body text to, say, 12pt or 12px, and leave the other percentages, or are percent values totally wrong?



 1:57 pm on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have you tried 'em'?

Like font-size: .8em;
or , font-size: .9em;

Hope this helps.


 1:57 pm on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Percentages are perfectly valid for font-size: [w3.org...]

Perhaps your syntax is off? It might help if you posted a snippet.

FWIW, 1.0em=100% so you can substitute ems for percents in most cases without serious issues.


 4:37 pm on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

You could try using a descriptive size for the body text setting i.e. small, x-small etc. then make the other font sizes variants of that setting in EMS.


 10:30 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Did you fix it?

There must have been some other typo that affected it?


 11:46 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)


i originally wrote a post explaining the source of my real trouble, but I guess I didn't click submit when i should have...

basically, it was a simple syntax problem that my tired eyes just didn't catch until syntax was metnioned... i am now doubly embarrassed, but i won[t bore you with anymore details...

please move on to the next thread... and my thanks to everyone who offfered some help...

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