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Re: Restricting minimum font size.

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 02:47:56 +0000
Message-Id: <200111132355.fADNtZH17609@post.cnt.ru>
To: "Eric A. Meyer" <eric@meyerweb.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tuesday 13 November 2001 22:44, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
|   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

well, about 8% of my visitors do not use JavaScript, only 65% use Java, and 
just 50% enable cookies.
Most of it due to Security/Privacy reasons.
 
|   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

Me too. I have Flash plugin installed, but disabled it for everyday browsing.

|   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.

You still can define "average user" according to site tematics & estimated 
auditory.
I doubt microsoft.com has even 1% of visitors using Linux, why here it's 
around 70%  :-)
Also, Netscape %% is much higher for Linux & Open Source-related sites, while 
on erotic (and porno) sites most of users use Windows and MS IE.
If you need links to check my words, I am ready to provide them.
Browser statistics is one of my hobbies ;))

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