inconsistent fonts, quirks mode

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gus3

Mar 07, 2009
10:31 AM EDT
I'm seeing font size variations in the LXer fora. Some threads have the typical LXer font size (15.3px), while others are my default size (18px).

15.3px:

http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/28623/ http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/28634/

Browser default:

http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/28018/ http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/28633/

Both the threads of discussion, and the "latest discussions" links in the right column, exhibit this behavior.

The cause seems to be that, in Quirks mode, table cells don't inherit font size. The DOM inspector in Firefox confirms that the chrome://gre/res/quirk.css is applied when default size comes up, but not when the font size is 15.3px.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Fixing_Table_Inheritance_in_Quirks_Mode

But I have no idea why the Quirks are appearing seemingly inconsistently among threads.
Sander_Marechal

Mar 07, 2009
6:55 PM EDT
I don't see any difference between the threads you posted. I'm using IceWeasel 3.0.6 on Debian Lenny.
Scott_Ruecker

Mar 07, 2009
7:04 PM EDT
I have just looked on a XP and a PCLOS machine and they looked the same to me as well.

ComputerBob

Mar 08, 2009
10:51 AM EDT
Those threads are both using the same BODY font-size of .85em, according to Firebug 1.3.3 in Debian Squeeze Iceweasel.
gus3

Mar 08, 2009
4:05 PM EDT
Sander, Scott:

Have you specified a larger font size as default in your browser(s)? I kick mine up to 18 points. (I also use DejaVu Sans, which displays more cleanly in lower DPI.)
Sander_Marechal

Mar 08, 2009
5:46 PM EDT
I tried increasing and decreasing the standard font size in all threads (using Ctrl + and Ctrl -) and the result was always the exact same.
gus3

Mar 08, 2009
8:26 PM EDT
Please try enlarging the default font size in your Preferences. Ctrl-+/- affects all fonts equally.

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