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Re: In-place quick fix for px [Was: Summarizing the "font-size" issue to make an informed choice]

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:25:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4B56AFD0.3020006@earthlink.net>
To: w3c help <site-comments@w3.org>
CC: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
On 2010/01/19 22:38 (GMT-0600) Ian Jacobs composed:

> We've changed the CSS to use em and percentages rather than px for  
> text 

> This is not mean to end the discussion. The fix should, if I understand:

>   * enable resizing in various browsers


>   * resolve the inconsistency with http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size


Quoting from that URL:
Size: respect the users' preferences, avoid small size for content

    * As a base font size for a document, 1em (or 100%) is equivalent to
setting the font size to the user's preference. Use this as a basis for your
font sizes, and avoid setting a smaller base font size
    * Avoid sizes in em smaller than 1em for text body, except maybe for
copyright statements or other kinds of "fine print."[end]

That URL's recommendation is quite clear to me, and the current styling
doesn't comply with either bullet point.
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