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Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 08:51:51 -0400
Message-Id: <200107121241.IAA2244312@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 07:35 AM 2001-07-12 , Tantek Celik wrote:
>From: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.
>Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2001, 10:54 AM
>
><snip>
>
>> I would not object to a clarification that we are not talking
>> about text drawing capabilities of the operating environment but font
>> size (and family) selection services that are conventional in the
>> operating enviornment.
>>
>> So, tell me if this makes sense:
>>
>> <NEW4>
>> Allow the user to choose from among the full range of font sizes offered
>> by the conventional font selection mechanism of the operating environment.
>> If the operating environment does not offer such a mechanism, allow
>> the user to choose from among the full range enabled by conventional
>> text drawing APIs of the operating environment.
>> </NEW4>
>
>This addresses all the concerns I had about Checkpoint 4.1, and encourages
>better design that is more consistent with the operating environment.
>
>So, yes, your proposal makes a whole lot of sense.
>

Yes, I would rate this change as an improvement.

FWIW:  Possible wordsmith...

<NEW4.end>

If the operating environment does not offer such a mechanism, allow the
user to
choose from among the full range enabled by conventional text drawing APIs of
the operating environment.

</NEW4.end>

<NEW5.end>

If the operating environment does not offer such a mechanism, allow the
user to
choose any size offered by text-drawing services available from the operating
environment.

</NEW5.end>

If you want to stick with 'APIs' rather than 'services' that's fine, too. 
These APIs are the application developer's interface to utility services; it's
just two ways of looking at the same thing.

Al

>> I like the idea of a cascade, but I am not familiar enough with the
>> operating enviornment mechanisms in play here to say whether this
>> specific one makes sense.
>
>It makes _a_lot_ of sense, and this is far simpler than a cascade.
>
>If the OS has a standard font size UI, developers are encouraged to use it,
>or provide at least as much functionality as it.
>
>If the OS has no font size UI, then developers are encouraged to simply
>provide the full range of sizes available at the next lower level - the OS
>API.
>
>Either way, consistency with the operating environment is encouraged, at as
>high a level as possible.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Tantek
>  
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