Re: Browser Detecting [was Re: CSS Font Sizes and Macs]

by "Darrell King" <darrell(at)>

 Date:  Sat, 23 Sep 2000 18:22:32 -0400
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That's the general idea.  I believe Win uses a 16pt base, although NN seems
a bit larger than IE.  Mac uses a quite smaller base, according to the
reading I have gotten from this thread.

My thoughts are to make Windows smaller as you suggest, and also NN when > 5
on other platforms...maybe...

IE is apparently legible on Mac at .8em, but that depends on who I talk to,
so I have to feel that a larger size won't hurt too much.

I'll know for sure very soon, as we are adding a Mac to our shop.  I'm tired
of guessing...:).  We already have 2 Linux machines, so that's no problem to



----- Original Message -----
From: "KathyW" <kathyw(at)>

Maybe if you initially single out windows for smaller font sizes and let
default for the moment? Defaults on Mac and Linux seem much more sensible.

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