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RE: issue 2262 and resizing form controls

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 12:36:45 +0200
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Hi David,

At 03:27 10/08/2007, David MacDonald wrote:

>It works in IE 7 also using only text resize (zoom of course works), except
>the submit button stays the same when increasing text without zoom.

I had only written CSS for the radio buttons and the check boxes.
The button apparently has a different font size and font (the 
browser's default, as opposed to the values I assigned to the check 
boxes and radio buttons). But if you give the button the same font 
size and font as the rest of the form elements, they will scale 
uniformly (at least in Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0, 
SeaMonkey 1.1 and Opera 9.02).

Best regards,


>David MacDonald
>access empowers people...
>         ...barriers disable them...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>Of Christophe Strobbe
>Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 7:49 PM
>To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>Subject: issue 2262 and resizing form controls
>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

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
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