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Re: [css3-values] Physical length units

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:38:35 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMCRKi+gtM0CvdzOUg70NOm_=jfU7NvyBk-6sGgRrWoWtQNjDA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On 21 February 2012 15:46, Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:18:18 +0100, Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> Just like authors should expect the 1rem to match be sized to whatever
>>> the
>>> default font size should be for that particular user in that particular
>>> environment for things to be readable,
>> Um, I don't. I expect it to be whatever I set on the html element - I
>> use it to give me much more consistent vertical rhythm without
>> worrying about inheritance problems.
>> It's a convenience and
>> flexibility thing for me, not an accessibility thing (though it's that
>> too, that's not the main draw).
> Well, you can do that, but in the process, you discard a potentially
> useful piece of information: the size of text that the user has indicated
> works for him as the default size.

More likely I'd be working with a default because many people have no
idea about adjusting text size (at least if our clients are anything
to go by).

> Anyway, that's besides the point. A new unit that is defined to be the
> appropriate size of a touch element could be useful, whether you
> like my parallel with rem or not.

I'd agree with that :)

>  - Florian
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:39:09 UTC

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