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Re: Success criteria 1.4.4

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:35:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CA++-QFfZLsPF+V4Uv+zsEaBRyvi-tgy_Qws9yvw8ot7-=4x8Hw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:

> On 2011/08/18 17:32 (GMT+1000) Neil King composed:
>  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?
> Why should users have to zoom? Don't you think it rude to require users to
> do something other than land on a page for it to be usable?
> Zoom is a defense mechanism provided by browsers. It shouldn't be
> necessary, but is nevertheless a required browser feature as a consequence
> of rampant offensive web site design.
> WCAG is grossly deficient for by not addressing inducing need to resize,
> implying resizability alone is sufficient.
Some users need to zoom, because the *default* size is not suffciently large
enough for them to comfortably read the words
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