I'd like to start by saying that I am very passionate about vertical rhythm
in web sites, so this problem may not matter to people who do not care much
I have noticed a rounding problem with Internet Explorer 8.
In the past, when using Verdana font, I have set my body font-size to 68.8%
and then used the following properties for my paragraph tags: font-size: 1em;
line-height: 1.636em; margin-bottom: 1.636em;
This has always produced consistent results across all browsers, included IE6.
When the final version of IE8 was released I discovered a very annoying
problem with ems. For some reason they are not rounding as I expected, based
on IE6 and 7.
Given that IE6 and 7 round in the same way that all other browsers do, I
have to come to the conclusion that IE8 is broken in this way.
I have attached a link to a zip file with my test case.
Others have noticed this too,
but this bug was marked: Closed (won't fix). This is a real problem which
needs to be fixed.
Lastly I would like to say that I have trouble articulating complex things
but I have tried hard to explain this issue properly.
Thank you for taking the time to check this out.
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