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From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 22:58:43 -0400
Message-ID: <44484A63.1090509@ij.net>
To: www-qa@w3.org

I'd like to see a few changes to this page, and its CSS:

1-Gill Sans on OS/2 with Lotus Smartsuite installed is a tiny font
compared to the most common web fonts web authors commonly specify in
their CSS. On loading this URI in Gecko in this circumstance, the page
is displayed in Gill Sans Ultra Bold, unless that font is removed from
the system, in which case it is displayed in Gill Sans Condensed, unless
that too is removed. You can see its Gill Sans normal rendition compared
to several common web fonts here
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/SS/fonts-comps-aridejgilheltrevsn.png from
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/auth/Font/fonts-comps-aridejgilheltrevsn.html ,
where Gill Sans normal displays about the same apparent size as Verdana
@ .8em or so. So, on behalf of OS/2 users, and to keep the page from
looking like a typical 'body {font-size: 76%}' page that's the current
vogue, I'd like to see Gill Sans removed from the 'html, body, h2, h3,
h4, div, p, ul, li, input' rule on http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/12/qa4.css.
My personal preference here would be to limit the rule to simply sans-serif.

2-The "Size Matters" link in "Further Reading" is to a 2001 page that
starts out discussing Netscape 4 foibles. It might be time to drop a
page with that type of anachronistic prose to the bottom of the list, or
to remove it entirely. Suitable newer replacements might include:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/staffpubs/od/ocpl/agingchecklist.html
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dao/
http://evolt.org/article/I_am_USER_hear_me_roar/4090/60295/
http://www.digital-web.com/articles/fluid_thinking/
http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/fontsize.html
http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_26_using_relative_font_sizes.html
http://www.westciv.com/style_master/house/good_oil/not_paper/

3-In that same section, the "Big Type Campaign" link leads to a page
entitled "Promoting Accessibility".

4-I have several pages that fit the general font-size/accessibility
category, any of which one might deem appropriate to include in that
"Further Reading" list:
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/auth/accessibility.html
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/auth/bigdefaults.html
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/auth/defaultsize.html
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