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Old 01-25-2013, 04:08 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
Please don't tell us that you do what a lot of publishers do (wrongly) and use a font size of small? The best way to do it for most people is to not set a font size for the main body text and let the reading software use the default font size (most default to 1em).

The term larger is meaningless. It's x-small, small, large, x-large or xx-large.
No, I don't use the font-size attribute for general text. However, I do use "font-size:x-large;" (or some such) for <h2> tags, assuming that these are relative to the user-selected font size which should be "font-size:normal;".

Is that wrong? If so, how do I go properly about increasing and decreasing the sizes of fonts for headers etc relative to the user's font size?

Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
A <relative-size> keyword is interpreted relative to the table of font sizes and the font size of the parent element. Possible values are: [ larger | smaller ]. {...}

But It's better to give an explicit relative size, in percent or em.
How do I use this? Don't think I've seen it before, and I can't find much info on it. Found this discussion though.

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