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Re: Control of font family: What priority?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 06:18:30 -0500
Message-ID: <38747A06.EA98ABDC@clark.net>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I agree.  if you support fonts at all, as with all apps I know of in the
land controll over this is highly relivant and should be left at
priority <1>!

Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> I think this is an important feature for accessibility, especially for low
> vision users where fonts with serifs can be unreadible.  This is already a
> basic capability of Navigator, Explorer and Opera so I don't see what we
> are affecting conformance of current browsers by making it a priority 2.
> My vote is to keep it a priority 1.
> 
> Jon
> 
> At 03:56 PM 1/5/00 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >Today at the UAGL teleconf [1], we resolved to make the checkpoint
> >requiring control of font family a Priority 2 checkpoint instead
> >of Priority 1. (Checkpoint 4.1 in the 20 Dec 1999 UAGL [2]).
> >
> >Those present on the call felt that this was not clearly a
> >P1 requirement and would like to solicit comments from others
> >on the list explaining why this should remain a P1 checkpoint.
> >
> >Thank you,
> >
> > - Ian
> >
> >
> >[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JanMar/0017.html
> >[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-WAI-USERAGENT-19991220/
> >--
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