Pardon the slow response. Battling the "Cold from Hell"!!
I will agree that I think Meyer's re-set is pointless. (Anyone who has a re-set on "Applets" should be ignored...)
Which is why I use this:
/* null margins and padding to give good cross-browser baseline */
Resetting just the elements that NEED to be reset, and doing so in less than a quarter of a K... Usually ends up less code than constantly having to say it on every one of those elements when I use them, and failing to use a reset usually just results in a layout that's broken somewhere on some browser...
I tried your code above and it didn't break anything.
Think I'll adopt it, since it is even simplier than my attempt of whittling down Meyer's re-set.
Oh and Debs, you said using the reset didn't change your form element sizes? Did you notice they were different sizes in EVERY browser using the universal reset because, well... they are... massively so. (Opera in particular will give you the smallest of them as so far as they're concerned inputs are inline-block elements)
Not sure I follow you.
I ran my Home Page with the Universal Reset on and then off for FireFox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome.
When I compared how any apparent internal padding looked on the same Input box, I saw no differences within a given browser with the Universal Reset "On" or "Off". Leading me to believe that the Universal Reset does NOT screw up the padding on Form Controls.
Maybe I missed something, but that is what I saw.
Nonetheless, I like your streamlined Reset, DeathShadow, and since it didn't break my Home Page, I plan to make it my NEW Reset!