Re: [xsl] Netscape changes font-size in table

Subject: Re: [xsl] Netscape changes font-size in table
From: "Katie McNally" <kmcnally9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 18:36:33 -0600
Sorry, forgot to mention that we have to use Netscape 4.72. We know that it looks fine in NS 6.1, but unfortunately this is not the version that is being used.

From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [xsl] Netscape changes font-size in table
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 09:58:12 -0500

I tried your template, using a little xml file  and stylesheet I made up
around your template.  It displays correctly in both IE, Netscape 6.1,  and
Mozilla 0.9.6.  Either you are doing something odd in your stylesheet or
there's something you haven't mentioned about what you are doing.

Have you looked at the HTML produced to see if it is what you expected?

As an aside, I'd suggest applying a class to the td element rather than
using an in-line style everywhere.

Here's my test xml file:

<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="test.xsl"?>

Here's the stylesheet:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
 <xsl:output method = "html" encoding="Windows-1252" />

 <xsl:template match="/root">
     <xsl:apply-templates select='cell'/>

 <xsl:template match='cell'>
  <xsl:element name='td'>
   <xsl:call-template name='ApplyStyle'/>
    <xsl:value-of select='.'/>

<xsl:template name="ApplyStyle">
    <xsl:attribute name="STYLE">
     font-size: 21px;
     color: black;</xsl:attribute>



Tom P

[Katie McNally]

My XSL stylesheet?s main template calls the template below to set the style
of the data displayed in the page?s table.  After each <td> tag in the
table, the line <xsl:call-template name="ApplyStyle"/> calls the template

<xsl:template name="ApplyStyle">
    <xsl:attribute name="STYLE">
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-size: 11px;
        color: black;

When displayed in IE, the font is all the same size for all words shown in
the table.  When displayed in the Netscape browser, however, the font-size
changes with the size of the word.  For example, for the column displaying
?Status?, the size of the font for the status ?New? is much larger than the
font for the status ?Approved? in the same column.  The font of all the
values displayed in the ?Rate? column is much smaller than the font for the
words displayed in all of the other columns (which have titles that are
longer than the word ?Rate?).

Any suggestions on how to set the style/font-size in the stylesheet so that
the table can be displayed correctly in both IE and Netscape?

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