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Re: font-size and XHTML 1.1

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 10:33:21 +0900
Message-Id: <6AF8A410-9903-4BD8-8FE3-F50A9B97881E@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org, AndreasPrilop2006@trashmail.net
To: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@bluemars.net>

Dear Martin,

This discussion is indeed off-topic, as it belongs more to a  
usability/accessibility forum than this one. Regardless, I am sure  
Andreas meant well when he raised his disagreement, in a rather  
passionate manner.

On Sep 20, 2006, at 09:25 , Martin Kliehm wrote:
>  And what's "not reader-friendly" when using "font-size: 86%"?

My understanding is that using a font-size below 1em, or 100%, which  
is generally the basic font size the user has chosen as a preference,  
means that you will make text arbitrarily smaller than what the user  
is comfortable with, with all the usability and accessibility issues  
that implies. The choice of a small font size should be, if not  
avoided, at least made after very careful consideration.

Thank you,
Received on Wednesday, 20 September 2006 01:33:30 UTC

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