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http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator results legibility

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:29:46 -0400
Message-ID: <47E9287A.7090206@ij.net>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org

Because W3 pages should be an example of best practices, this is disgusting:

pre.badgeSnippet {
...
  font-size: x-small;
  color: #777;
...
} http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/style/results.css

'The difference in colour between the two colours is not sufficient. The
threshold is 500, and the result of the foreground and background colours is
408.' http://juicystudio.com/services/colourcontrast.php#result

IMO, the threshhold should be much higher than it is for any text that is
smaller than 100% of the user default size, maybe 560 or 600.

'Avoid sizes in em smaller than 1em for text body, except maybe for copyright
statements or other kinds of "fine print."' http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size

Compounding the color impediment with the text size impediment, and you get
typical web deziner garbage legibility. It may be that that .badgeSnippet is
meant simply to be cut and pasted, but like any words one takes
responsibility for, they should be read and understood first.
-- 
"Let us not love with words or in talk only.
Let us love by what we do." 1 John 3:18 NLV

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Received on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 16:30:03 GMT

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