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Re: [CSSWG] Resolutions 2007-08-28

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:12:26 +0100
Message-ID: <46D5387A.9060506@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Bert Bos wrote:

(snip (to be returned to later !)

> I also think that changing the base font size (your example) is 
> something that designers should simply never do. The media queries don't 
> measure the distance of the user from his screen and thus cannot say 
> anything sensible about the optimal font size.

But what about the standard typographic guidance,
extended to the web screen, that a single line
of text in a paragraph should not exceed approximately
$nn$ characters (40 -- 70 for paper, 70 -- 100 for
screen) ?  Beyond this, the reader is likely to
lose context on re-scanning to the start of the
next line.  This is the reasoning behind our "compute
optimal font size" code.

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