I will probably have to duck and run for suggesting javascript as the answer

But for the most part the modern industry standard to make pages scale well
across many devices and screen orientations is to use a responsive design
library, most notably bootstrap.


On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:07:27AM +0930, Jack Burton wrote:
> On Thu, 17 May 2018 18:32:44 -0400
> Aner Perez <a...@ncstech.com> wrote:
> > First non-comment line of mandoc.css says:
> > 
> > html {              max-width: 100ex; }
> > 
> > Removing this line allows the use of the full browser width.  I'm
> > sure that it was put there for a reason (maybe to approximate the
> > width of a terminal?).
> Some browsers simply don't calculate lengths expressed in exes correctly
> -- seen that in many other contexts. Last time I checked (about 3 years
> ago, so it might well have changed since), two of the four most common
> browsers still exhibited that fault.
> As a quick experiment, try looking up the metrics of the font your
> browser actually uses to render man pages, then convert 100ex into ems
> for your font and put the result in the max-width attribute in your
> local copy of mandoc.css.
> If that fixes your width issue then you'll have clear evidence that the
> bug lies in the browser (specifically in its routine for converting
> exes to whatever its native display length unit is).

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