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RE: Resize Text (1.4.4)

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 18:14:00 +0200
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At 17:15 6/08/2009, W Reagan wrote:
>The test at 
>is to determine if the browser supports the website up to 200%
>1. Display content in a user agent
>2. Zoom content up to 200%
>3. Check whether all content and functionality is available.
>Internet Explorer 7 and Opera 9 provide a zoom function that scales 
>HTML/CSS page content uniformly.
>This is why I troubleshooted my document with Opera. As I mentioned 
>before, the only version avaliable for Opera is 9.6.4. Statement # 3 
>is true in Opera, but only up to 150%,

Do you really mean that at a zoom level higher than 150% there are 
overlaps or other problems that obscure text and/or make 
functionality unusable? (Note that the guidelines do not require 
uniform zooming.)

With regard to Firefox: it does not allow you to see the zoom level 
(unlike SeaMonkey) but there are a few add-ons that support this, for 
example the Firefox Accessibility Extension: <http://firefox.cita.uiuc.edu/>.

Best regards,


>Statement #3 is true in Internet Explorer 7 up to 200%. Do I pass or 
>fail resize text, or disregard the Opera test and use another test?
>--- On Thu, 8/6/09, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com> wrote:
>From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
>Subject: RE: Resize Text (1.4.4)
>To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "W Reagan" 
><wreagan1@yahoo.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3..org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 1:56 PM
>Opera will zoom the page up to 1000%, whatever you did. Internet explorer
>will let you change text sizes to a few different sizes, if you use the
>right units for text size.
>Hi Chaals - IE7 has the same type of zoom functionality that Opera 
>has, as well as the view menu text size option that we all have 
>grappled with selecting the right units to work with.

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