Below is the page as found. Paragraph text is specified at .75em (12 pixels), 3/4 the height, or a mere 56% of the area, that the visitor has selected as best for his needs via his text size preference. The CSS name for this size font is "x-small", the second smallest CSS named font size. Below is the same page after using the browser's quick adjust font size increment once. This is a 20% height increment, resulting in paragraph text rendered at .9em (about 14.5 pixels), or 90% of the height, 82% of the area, that the visitor has selected as best for his needs. Below, the original page source has been modified to render paragraph text in the size the visitor has selected as best for his needs. Below is the original page after using the browser's quick adjust font size increment twice. This is an approximate increment of 50% height, 125% area, resulting in paragraph text rendered at 1.1em (about 18 pixels), about 10% taller, 26% larger area, than the size the visitor has selected as best.
Mozilla bug 181438 was filed because of the above displayed behavior, bypassing the default font size when using the font increment shortcut.

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