Css – doesn’t inherit the font from


I have input and label fields:

<label class="adm" for="UserName">User name</label>
<input class="adm" id="UserName" name="UserName" size="30" type="text" value="" />

and CSS:

body,html { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; margin:0; padding:0; color: #111;}
label.adm  { font-size:0.9em; margin:0 0 3px 3px; display: block;}
input.adm  { font-size:0.9em; margin:0 0 3px 3px; }

When the code opens up in Firefox the fonts are not the same. Firebug shows that both "should" inherit and when I look at computed it shows the label uses Verdana. However the input shows it uses "MS Shell Dlg".

Can anyone explain what's happening and why it doesn't seem to obey the normal CSS rules?

Best Solution

It does not inherit by default but you can set it to inherit with css

input, select, textarea, button{font-family:inherit;}

demo: http://jsfiddle.net/gaby/pEedc/1/

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