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issue 2262 and resizing form controls

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 01:49:22 +0200
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

During the telecon that ended a short while ago, Sofia mentioned a 
technique for resizing radio buttons and check boxes when text is 
resized. The techniques uses em values for height and width of these 
controls. Because attribute selectors are not supported by some 
browsers (or browser versions), the technique unfortunately requires 
class attributes. I have put together a simple examples. (The class 
attributes are on the input elements, but I guess it would also be 
possible to put them on an ancestor element.) However, the technique 
needed testing in more browsers. I have tested this in Internet 
Explorer 6, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0 and SeaMonkey 1.1 (all on 
Windows XP), and the controls resized as expected when text was 
resized. Opera 9.0 already does this without the CSS rules.
If people could test this in other browsers and on other platforms, 
that would be much appreciated. See the attached test file 

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 bus 2442
B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
tel: +32 16 32 85 51

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