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Subtle change to Adapting Text

From: Repsher, Stephen J <stephen.j.repsher@boeing.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 18:35:32 +0000
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <95b411b585bc457a90aca8558ed9997a@XCH15-08-08.nw.nos.boeing.com>
Hi folks,

I posted this comment to the GitHub issue, but I wanted to also share here to perhaps get quick LVTF consensus before any additional discussion Thursday.  What do you think?

"I'd like to suggest new compromised wording to address the following concerns:
* No client-support for full adaptation (e.g. mobile)
* Potential requirement to create a widget (or otherwise make the content author responsible for the actual adaptation)
* Consistency with language and wider applicability of WCAG 2.0
How about we change:

Each of the following text styles of the page can be overridden with no loss of essential content or functionality.


No loss of essential content or functionality occurs when a mechanism overrides any of the following text styles:

Basically, we directly make it about what does or does not happen when simple adaptations are made, and require nothing about where that adaptation comes from. If all browsers, assistive technologies, platform settings, etc. suddenly stopped supporting the usual ways low vision folks accomplish this, developers could still meet this SC."

PS - I also commented about where MathML content fits in here.  Some styles are not applicable (e.g. font or word-spacing), but others are important (e.g. color).  Any thoughts there would also be appreciated.  Thanks.

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