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Re: Restricting minimum font size.

From: Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 17:44:33 -0500
Message-Id: <v04220818b81751885263@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
At 23:33 +0100 11/13/01, Jens Müller wrote:
>Jesse McCarthy <mccarthy36@earthlink.net> writes:
>  > Number of people browsing at small?  Who knows.  There are millions
>  > of people out there browsing the web and they do a lot of crazy things,
>  > like set their display to 256 colors, turn off JavaScript, etc.,
>You are joking, aren't you?

    No, he's not.  I used to browse with Javascript turned off.  I 
don't any more for various reasons, not least of which is that, being 
a Mac user, I'm not vulnerable to the vast majority of Javascript 
hacks.  I also browse without a Flash plug-in on my primary Mac 
browser.  And I know of at least one person (who shall remain 
nameless) subscribed to this list who thinks scripting should never 
have been invented in the first place.
    The Web is as wide and varied as the people in the world.  There 
is no such thing as a "standard user."  If there is a wacky 
configuration possible, someone out there is using it.

Eric A. Meyer (eric@meyerweb.com)  http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/
Editor, Style Sheets Ref. Guide    http://style.webreview.com/
Author, "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide" and
  "CSS 2.0 Programmer's Reference"  http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/books/
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