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Re: fixed font size.

From: Patrick Griffiths <ptgml@htmldog.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 09:20:48 +0100
Message-ID: <002301c41bb0$12bd33c0$7bc8fc3e@oemcomputer>
To: "Scarlett Julian" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Here's a few arguments:

I really can't see any good reason why you shouldn't use relative units
such as ems to size text while on the other hand there is clearly much
debate over the use of pixels as units.

Patrick Griffiths (PTG)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scarlett Julian" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 8:44 AM
Subject: RE: fixed font size.

> When I view it in IE6 I can increase the text size (albeit in a
limited way given the outstanding lack of choices avialable). However,
it seems that the site builder has paid no regard to the line height
thus when I increase the text size lines start overlapping.
> I'm quite interested in this as our CMS uses fixed px font-sizes and
I'd quite like a good argument too.
> J.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk [mailto:David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk]
> Sent: 06 April 2004 08:24
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: fixed font size.
> The site http://www.pilot-link.org/
> is using an external css file in which the font size is fixed.
> When I mailed him, he seemed confident that his was a good site,
> asking for feedback.
> In the css file he has
> body {
> font-size: 10px;
> font-family: verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;
> }
> I.e. he's fixed everything at 10 pixels font size, which I find
> uncomfortably small.
> Quite rigid, doesn't allow me to increase it for my own needs.
>  I think with IE6 on board, the only way I can overcome his
> font size is by using my own CSS in the cascade?
> How can I persuade him that its not a good idea please?
> Regards DaveP.
> **** snip here *****
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