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Re: W3C FAQ CSS question

From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 02:38:39 -0400
Message-ID: <41244AEF.8020706@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, www-html-editor@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>> If there is a solution to the problem, I'd be interested to hear 
>> about it.
> There is.
>  <http://alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors>
>  <http://alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors2>
To add to anne's comment:

The issue is useability, you cant be sure what is "readable" for anyone 
other than yourself, that is why many UA's allow resizing of `px` 
specified text.  Because of that *web author* flaw.

Simply adding a "noresize" attribute of any such to the spec in terms of 
text will not solve that issue...as the UA's who do it, will not likely 
change their methods.

The solution is to use "resize-able" aware CSS/HTML  and where possible, 
if imagery is NEEDED, use SVG, though keep in mind, SVG is not widely 
deployed yet, and has problems when used "with" the official CSS specs 
(perhaps anne can provide thread links for me).

CSS allows some nice "quick and easy" imagery affects, not all of which 
IE supports, as well as not all of which Mozilla supports (text-shadow 
anyone?) but using CSS and text without the need for "fixed" images is 
part of why the transition to CSS was made so apparant/possible, in leiu 
of the limitations brought forth from the release of the accessability 

Though to end this, CSS is not really a html-editor issue.  www-style 
would be the *best* place on w3's lists, though even I think a "how to" 
question is not meant for here, (which your initial was not admittedly)

O well, I just noticed I turned it into a rant.
~Justin Wood
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2004 06:40:00 UTC

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