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Re: Success criteria 1.4.4

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:42:49 +0200
Message-ID: <CA++-QFezPme9Tkufgt-7fFD828nsK5BDa5=v+404a8Jr3iGLWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Neil King <Neil.King@visionaustralia.org>
Cc: "W3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <W3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
1) IE 6 does not zoom text described with px as unit;
2) the size of a pixel varies relative to the screen resolution. Thus 10px
on a 1024px wide screen will appear bigger than 10px on a 1920px wide
screen. Here are two articles that relate to pixels vs screen resolution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_density
http://www.emdpi.com/fontsize.html

Kind regards
Harry

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Neil King <Neil.King@visionaustralia.org>wrote:

>
> Hi all
>
> We have ongoing discussions within my team as to whether relative text size
> is still required for public websites as you cannot determine if the user
> agents used the public will not be IE 6 or Firefox 2 (success criteria
> 1.4.4). So if a site renders well when zoomed by the user agent is that
> sufficient?
>
> Many thanks in advance
> Neil
>
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