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Re: EMs and EXs


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Dec 1, 2004 7:27AM


em is the height of the current uppercase font being rendered
ex is the height of the current lowercase font being rendered

So these provide spacing based on the current font height of
the element being styled with CSS.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:15:56 -0500
>From: "intern.wincog"
>Subject: [WebAIM] EMs and EXs
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
>Hi! This is my first posting to this list. I've been reading
for a few
>months, however.
>My question is about relative units. I've done a lot of
reading on EM vs.
>Pixel, but lately I've been seeing references here and there
to the EX unit,
>but not enough to determine if there is any browser support
of this unit,
>what, exactly, it is (I did read the W3C spec, but their
>usually elude me), and if it helps make pages that are more
or less flexible
>than an EM-based page would be.
>Has anyone else explored EXs?
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