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Re: Issue 77 Resize Content SC

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2017 12:14:14 +0000
To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>, "Makoto UEKI - Infoaxia, Inc." <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
CC: "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <102E6FF8-6458-4E65-9E0A-146C4BD4E06D@nomensa.com>
Hi Gregg,

This is a good idea:
> Maybe use  “without requiring scrolling in the direction of text line”   ?

But I’m not sure it means the same thing, at least in HTML based technologies.

You are correct we were trying to say “without creating horizontal scrolling” in a generic way.

If you have text in a paragraph and zoom in, it will reflow if the container is not a fixed width. If the container is fixed (and doesn’t have media queries to change the width), it will expand out of the viewport to the right.

If you load a top-down language page, I *think* the expansion still works in the same way, i.e. it creates horizontal scrolling even though the text goes up-down. I’m not sure though, I’m CCing Makoto as someone who might know?

I didn’t want to peg it to text/language as it complicates things, whereas “two dimensional” means it could go either way, but perhaps we need advice on that. You can also get vertical text done for effect (like the W3C specs) and I couldn’t work out what that would mean for this SC!

Maybe this is something I should ask about on the HTML list, or is there a specific internationalisation list?



From: Gregg C Vanderheiden

yes —  I think the ‘two dimensional’ is not accruate

if I have text that is 1 paragraph long —  in english — but if you zoom it goes off to the right —  it will still create the problems you are trying to prevent even though you only need to scroll horizontally to read it (and not vertically.

are you trying to accommodate top-down languages without making the wording to complicated — so you are ignoring this edge condition?    Seems confusing.


Gregg C Vanderheiden

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