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Re: Success criteria 1.4.4

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:59:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4E4D1AB0.3090800@earthlink.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 2011/08/18 15:35 (GMT+0200) Harry Loots composed:

> Some users need to zoom, because the *default* size is not suffciently large
> enough for them to comfortably read the words

For the vast majority of users this is true only until they suitably 
personalize their own browser's default size, which is something expected as 
part of the process of personalizing personal computing devices.

Zoom needs to work, but its need shouldn't be induced by the design itself, 
such as by setting a sub-100% text size on the body or setting 62.5% on body 
and bringing the size back up to less than the browser's default on P or 
other prime content text.

WCAG should frown upon deviating a page's base size from browser defaults, 
promoting sizing that is limited to conventional contextual uses.
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