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Absolute font sizes! How can this be?

From: K Chayka <kchayka@c-net.us>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 16:54:36 -0500
Message-ID: <3F74B59C.1070101@c-net.us>
To: site-comments@w3.org


I've probably visited the W3C site more often than any other site in my
bookmarks file.  I always thought that, for the most part, y'all took
some care to practice what you preach.  Until now.

I was stunned when I came upon the SVG section
<http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/> and found it nearly unreadable.  Then
I discovered in the stylesheet:  body { font: 14px/19px ...}

It is difficult enough to convince web designers to follow the W3C's
published accessibility guidelines and use em or % units for font sizes.
 If they see W3C using px, that makes the arguments even more difficult
for them to swallow.

Please right this wrong.

thank you

K. Chayka
Received on Monday, 29 September 2003 00:57:01 UTC

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