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Re: Techniques 6.1.A and 3.3.A

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 16:51:04 -0500
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To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
I believe this is mostly philosophical, but also has something to do with 
how easy it is for the user to override author settings.  do all browsers 
allow users to override FONT settings?  I thought there was an issue with 
font size=x and people not being able to resize text.
--wendy

At 06:59 PM 1/30/00 , Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>This brings up a WCAG question.  WCAG says
>
>>3.3 Use style sheets to control layout and presentation. [Priority 2]
>>For example, use the CSS 'font' property instead of the HTML FONT element 
>>to control font styles.
>
>
>Obviously, one shouldn't use FONT in place of structural Markup like, 
>e.g.,  H1.
>
>But what accessibility problems are there using FONT in addition to 
>structure, for example,
>
><H1> <font> ... </font> </H1>
>
>This use of font is invisible to text based systems like Lynx.   Netscape, 
>Internet explorer, and Opera all have settings to disable fonts... at 
>least the current versions.  Perhaps some older versions don't have 
>this... I don't know... but that at most would make it a priority 3.
>
>Is there some other consideration I'm not thinking of?
>
>
>Len
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