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Re: Restricting minimum font size.

From: Jens Müller <jens@unfaehig.de>
Date: 13 Nov 2001 23:14:17 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <lww.1005689657.fsf@jens.unfaehig.de>
"David Balch" <david.balch@fassoc.co.uk> writes:

> A client of mine has had complaints that the site I designed for him is
> illegible when the IE text-size is set to anything less than "medium" (we
> use "font-size : 0.7em;"). I've made him aware that this is because the site
> is css-ed so people can increase text size if they need to.

You use 0.7em everywhere? Why?

> He wants the minimum size to be set at medium - no smaller, but we still
> want people to be able to scale-up. At first I though "!important", but that
> will stop increasing the size, unless the users have set their own
> stylesheet. Am I right in thinking that it isn't possible?
> I was also surprised at people browsing at "small" - anyone heard of that
> being common?

Yes, why not? Maybe they want the text displayed with the size that
would be your 0.7em if their setting was medium?

What I mean is: If you have reasons to use 0.7em, they may have
reasons to use small.
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2001 17:16:41 UTC

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