W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 2012

Re: Definition of a basic platform

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:22:26 +0100
Message-ID: <CA++-QFd+ePvH5QbQ10WOoZ192JrZNNVKDUdxm8PfTSv4=a3N7Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Vivienne
By "basic platform", do you mean default browser settings?

If this is a yes, then a perfect baseline would be default settings, i.e.,
"Medium" text size, "Original size" / 100% zoom, etc.

Kind regards

On 22 November 2012 10:42, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au> wrote:

>   Hi all
> I'm wondering if anyone has looked at what defines a basic platform.  This
> is a question raised by some testers recently in relation to 1.4.4
> re-sizing text.  The answer seems to be "how long is a piece of string".
> For example, if the user has maximized the viewing window for their browser
> and then gone into View>Zoom>200%, it might well not work.  If we are only
> talking about the default size of the viewing window (not maximized), then
> it might be another story.
> I'm thinking that you work with the default size of the page and then
> enlarge to 200% and make sure you don't lose functionality - may not matter
> what the original size is, if it works, it works.
> Any thoughts?
> Regards
>  Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
> PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
> Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
>  v.conway@ecu.edu.au
> v.conway@webkeyit.com
>  Mob: 0415 383 673
> This email is confidential and intended only for the use of the individual
> or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are
> notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email is
> strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please
> notify me immediately by return email or telephone and destroy the original
> message.
> ------------------------------
> This e-mail is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient you
> must not disclose or use the information contained within. If you have
> received it in error please return it to the sender via reply e-mail and
> delete any record of it from your system. The information contained within
> is not the opinion of Edith Cowan University in general and the University
> accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information provided.
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:22:57 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:21:46 UTC