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I'm working on a <td> element with width and height values with no units <td style="width: 7; height: 86;">.  No units are expressed with the 7 and 86, what are the units?
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The default unit is px
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As Xyptilon2 says the default unit is px, which is short for pixels
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px, thank.  Is the same true for a <div> with height and width style properties?
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I looked it up in the official CSS specification.

Non 0 length attributes MUST have a unit defined. If they do not, it is up to the browser to determine what to do.

Since browsing deals with online media, it will try to approximate the length as much as possible and choose px.

If they (the units) are missing then some browsers follow the spec and ignore the invalid property/value combination, some browsers assume pixels for the reason above , and some browsers base their decision on if the browser is in quirks or
standards mode.
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thanks again
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