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Re: EMs and EXs


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Date: Dec 1, 2004 8:13AM

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:15:56 -0500, intern.wincog wrote:

> 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 explanations
> 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?

It is my exerience that ex is not widely used, though I don't know
why. I *seem* to recall that browser support for ex is not as
widespread as em, but don't hold me too that.

Bryce Fields, Web Developer
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