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

From: Schnabel, Stefan <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 11:36:57 +0200
Message-ID: <A0F55B8DE2D56245AE2D0578E57450CE02E9F82B@dewdfe25.wdf.sap.corp>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: <wai-xtech@w3.org>
this can be a salomonic compromise .. zooming using different techniques :) 


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	From: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
	Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 5:30 PM
	To: 'Aaron M Leventhal'; Schnabel, Stefan
	Cc: 'Michael Cooper'; wai-xtech@w3.org
	Subject: RE: Relative Units for Font Size Scaling W3C requirement replaced by zoom techniques in new Browsers?
	
	

	In firefox, if you implement ZOOM please also keep "RESIZE FONT"  as an easy function.

	 

	 

	In IE  the   RESIZE FONT used to be   CTRL - SCROLL WHEEL.   This was changed to ZOOM in IE7  which is great but it makes it harder to resize text now which is important fro those with low vision.    Zoom makes text larger  but now you have to keep scrolling left and right to read txt - which  becomes very difficult since it is hard to keep track of what line you are on (and it is dizzying).   

	 

	We are requesting that   RESIZE FONT   be still easy to do *along with*    ZOOM. 

	For example

	 

	CTRL- SCROLLWHEEL  =  ZOOM

	SHIFT-CTRL- SCROLLWHEEL  =  RESIZE FONT

	 

	 

	Thanks 

	 

	
	Gregg
	 -- ------------------------------ 
	Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 

	 

		 

		
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		From: wai-xtech-request@w3.org [mailto:wai-xtech-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Aaron M Leventhal
		Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:05 AM
		To: Schnabel, Stefan
		Cc: Michael Cooper; wai-xtech@w3.org
		Subject: Re: Relative Units for Font Size Scaling W3C requirement replaced by zoom techniques in new Browsers?

		
		Stefan, 
		
		That feature is planned for Firefox 3. 
		
		- Aaron 
		
		Aaron Leventhal
		IBM web accessibility architect
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"Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com> 

05/23/2007 08:59 AM 

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"Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>, Aaron M Leventhal/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS 

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

 

 

 

		
		
		
		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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