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Re: Using em or percent for properties that need to change

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 17:30:17 +0200 (CEST)
Message-Id: <200408171530.i7HFUHvs013595@asterix.andreasen.se>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 17 Aug, Andy Budd wrote:

> Patrick Lauke wrote:
>> I'd say no. Optimal width of, say, a column of text should really 
>> relate
>> to the size of the font used, in my opinion. Hence, it would ideally
>> be defined in ems or ens...so elastic or semi elastic layouts.
>> Again, potentially a good idea for sites to define more than one 
>> stylesheet:
>> an elastic or semi elastic one, and a fixed width one...
> But is that an accessibility issue, a usability issue, or a personal 
> preference?

  The desire to change it is a personal preference, the ability to do so
  an accessibility issue.

  Rule of thumb: don't get in the way of user choice; no matter how much
  you are lead to believe that authors always know best.
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