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Re: Why reduce font size

From: Ryan Cannon <ryan@ryancannon.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:20:56 -0500
Message-ID: <42248858.7060008@ryancannon.com>
To: "Brian Sexton"@ryancannon.com
CC: www-style@w3.org
Brian Sexton wrote:

>
> I do not think we should appeal to the failings of a particular 
> browser--any particular browser, regardless of how common it is--as a 
> point against using those so-called fixed sizes or anything else.
>
I think the key here is defining where we place said fixed sizes. Should 
I want to base my designs on, say 12px Copper Plate Gothic Light, that's 
all well and good--as long as I specify this size explicitly in  the 
root element only, allowing the user to use an !important rule to 
override my settings in a user style sheet. Accessibility concerns come 
in when other areas of a document (div#navbar, etc.) have explicitly 
stated sizes, thereby side-stepping the cascade.
-- 

Ryan Cannon
Instructional Technology
Web Design
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