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Re: Redesign Styles Hypocritical

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 15:41:53 +1100
Message-ID: <4B15F011.8020506@css-class.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "site-comments@w3.org" <site-comments@w3.org>
Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> And now, my comments inline:
> 
>> From: Gérard Talbot <info@gtalbot.org>
[...]
>> I want to repeat that this font-size:13px is going against each and 
>> all of
>> WCAG 1 & 2 articles, guidelines, checkpoints, examples, tips, etc..
> 
> No, that is your opinion. Particularly with regards to WCAG 2.

I would some agree with Gérard here.

[...]
>>> the page zoom
>>> functionality in IE 7 and 8 scales everything, even text set in absolute
>>> units,
>>
>> Well, that's debattable, definitely debattable for IE7.
> 
> No it isn't. The zoom zooms. That certain layouts on certain sites have 
> the potential of then breaking is another matter...however, as we're 
> talking about the w3c.org redesign, and we're not dealing in absolutes 
> but actually making claims specifically about the accessibility or 
> inaccessibility (breach or no breach of WCAG 2 etc) of this site: are 
> there any specific pages on www.w3c.org that, once you use IE's zoom 
> functionality, become completely inaccessible and fail the SCs?
[...]



For http://www.w3.org/


<http://css-class.com/x/ie7-zoom.png>

In IE7 this page breaks when zooming.

<http://css-class.com/x/ie8-zoom.png>

<http://css-class.com/x/ff-zoom.png>


This is also the first page in a long time that I have encountered where 
my *font-size settings via tools in Firefox does not work*. I have to 
use zoom instead. Is this what you call accessibility?


-- 
Alan http://css-class.com/
Received on Wednesday, 2 December 2009 04:42:51 GMT

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