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Re: WCAG Samurai

From: Marco Bertoni <m.bertoni@webprofession.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 12:18:47 +0200
Message-ID: <971167699.20070609121847@semplicemente.org>
To: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)" <r.scano@webprofession.com>
CC: "'Andrew LaHart'" <andrew.lahart@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hello Roberto,

suggesting pixels to size text is simply a silly thing...  Everyone should be able to enlarge fonts in their favorite Web browser. This can make reading more comfortable for many people and is essential for those who have partial sight. The widely used Internet Explorer 6 browser is not able to enlarge text if the fonts are specified in pixels. The recently released IE 7 is able to do so, thanks to its new page zoom tool. However, to ensure backward compatibility, using pixel font sizes is still not a good method for sizing fonts.

It's hard for me to understand the spite and aggressiveness implied in the phrase "WCAG Samurai". 


Saturday, June 9, 2007, 8:25:10 AM, you wrote:

> "You may use any defined units for text sizing, layout, or other purposes.
> The difference between relative and absolute units is immaterial to these
> errata. (px, by specification, was and is a relative unit.) Use of px as a
> unit to size text is explicitly permitted."

> I think these words talks theme self.

Best regards,
Marco Bertoni
International Webmasters Association / The HTML Writers Guild
Received on Saturday, 9 June 2007 10:18:56 UTC

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