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Relative Units for Font Size Scaling W3C requirement replaced by zoom techniques in new Browsers?

From: Schnabel, Stefan <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 14:59:03 +0200
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To: "Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>, "Aaron M Leventhal" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Michael, 

I would like to know if the presence of new step-less zooming abilities (e.g. PageZoom in IE7) will make some of the W3C requirements for font scaling (like using relative instead of absolute units on web pages) become obsolete.

If not, if any complaints, please explain or point me to some location where I can find arguments against built-in zooming techniques in browsers.

We need your input here to give our html-based technologies a definitive answer if they must use relative units or if they can rely on IE7 for font scaling.

Aaron,

I would like to know if something comparable to PageZoom in IE7 is planned for FireFox 3.


Best Regards,
Stefan

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