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David Scanu20,160 Points
Why using the media querie on the body selector, not on the html selector ?
I am using a sass mixin that allows you to size all your font using rems with a px fallback.
If we want to avoid nesting problems using ems, and start using rems (or both units in our stylesheet), why do we keep changing the body font-size in our media queries ? Wouldn't it be smarter to change the html font-size as it would affect both rems and ems sizes of children elements ?
(If we change the body font-size, and we used rems on children elements, their font size won't change.)
Edit : I want to share the discovery I just made experimenting with media queries and ems unit. Here is a quote from a good article I found on the topic :
"The ems in the media queries seem to be based on the browser’s font size, not on that declared in your stylesheet. Even if you set your font-size to 12px at the html element and then use relative sizes onward based on these 12px (as made popular by many reset stylesheets), the media query will use your browser’s font size of ~16px"