According to http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html#propdef-font-size the font size should be inherited, and so it is when declaring strict HTML 4.01, but not with HTML 4.01 Transitional. I have only seen this behavor with tables. Testcase (without DOCTYPE): <html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <table style="font-size: smaller"> <tr><td>this text should be small.</td></tr> </table> </body> </html>
Marking duplicate of bug marked INVALID. This is a known issue, and it is done for 4.x/IE compatibility. It works correctly in strict mode. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 41284 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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