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Re: thoughts on non-compliant browsers

From: Phil Baines <phil@gnasp.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 20:20:08 +0000
Message-ID: <404CD578.8070905@gnasp.com>
To: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I think part of the problem here is that you think *IE is right, *not to 
let you resize px text. I used to think that if I declare my text as px, 
it would be /'un-resizable'/ too, because IE does not /support 
/resizing/ /px fonts. But the truth is that *IE is in the wrong* not to 
resize px fonts - *not *mozilla.

All fonts (whatever unit is used to define the default size) should be 
'zoomable' under the web standards.

I was kinda gutted too - as a designer - when I found it out, but now 
that I am up to date with web standards, and that firefox is my default 
browser. I am glad that Mozzila works with the standards, because I have 
had to resize px fonts myself a few times.

Phil Baines.

Robert Koberg wrote:

> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>> I guess we will simply not support mozilla resizing
>> Does that mean you won't worry about what happens when someone 
>> resizes the font
>> in Mozilla?  Or that you won't support Mozilla altogether?
> The layout works fine in mozilla when accessing the site with text 
> size being normal. It will break (the tab's text) when a mozilla user 
> increases their font size. as I mentioned we accounted for this in 95% 
> of the site, just not for pixel based fonts. Oh well...
>> Boris
> .
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