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Re: thoughts on non-compliant browsers

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 18:15:17 -0500
Message-Id: <200403072315.i27NFI7H026504@nerd-xing.mit.edu>
To: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

> The reason i bring this up is because we have built a beautiful, 
> standards compliant, 3 column, tabless layout which works in all 
> browsers. The problem occurs when a user resizes the text up in mozilla.

The text resizing feature is a feature for users who can't read the text at the
size it is.  It's essentially a !important font-size setting in the user
stylesheet, which is quite nicely in line with the CSS specification, from the
point of view of the page.

I'm not sure why you think this feature is picking on pixel font sizes in
particular, since it also modifies the sizes of fonts specified in em, in, cm,
mm, pt, and so forth.

Cheers,
Boris

P.S.  I guess you would view a browser feature that simply disables all author
CSS as an unwelcome violation of the CSS standard too, huh?

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