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Re: Why reduce font size

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 20:52:52 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200503012052.j21KqqJ01319@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> 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 

Users don't want to have specific overrides for every site.  If they are
aware enough to override, they should be able to override the default
body text size to be the best for them, which means authors should
not override that size.  (The reality is that, to have any real font
size control, one has to disable author sizes entirely and accept that
some parts of pages may be clipped as a result;  even where font sizes
are internally relative, one tends to set default sizes over-size to
compensate for the under-sizing of author fonts.)
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