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1.4.8 Assignment

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:05:33 -0600
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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Here is the paragraph to put at the end of the "intent" section  of 1.4.8



This provision does not mean that a user would never need to use horizontal
scrolling. Only that they would not need to use horizontal scrolling back
and forth to read text.  For example, if a page consisted of two equal sized
columns of text it would automatically meet this provision.   Enlarging the
page would mean that the first column was completely on screen and the user
could just scroll vertically down the page to read it.   To read the second
column they would horizontally scroll to the right where the right hand
column would then fit entirely within the width of the screen allowing them
to read that column without further horizontal scrolling. 


  Wrapping should always be possible as long as words are not so long that a
single word is more than half the width of a full screen.   Very long URLs
that run off the side of an enlarged screen but the URL is not considered
text for "reading" and would not violate this provision.








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