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Re: CFC: Target Size and Target Size (no exception) SC

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 20:01:23 +0100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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On 29/05/2017 19:48, David MacDonald wrote:
> It appears the European Union is looking for Mobile requirements for 
> legislation. Every set of guidelines and best practices for mobile that 
> I've seen has something about target size. (yes "mobile", not touch screens)

WCAG doesn't do "best practice". It's bound by hard pass/fail. Even 
guidelines like BBC's mobile accessibility ones are often broken, by the 
BBC itself (for instance, even on small-screen/mobile size, if you go to 
and check the hamburger menu and the "+" disclosure widgets, they're 
25x25px - and interestingly they don't give any measure in CSS values 
but instead state the minimum size in mm, which we know is meaningless 
since it can't be guaranteed), and they're not written with the rigor of 
something that may well end up being part of a court case.

> Otherwise adding an 
> exception for groups of more than 10 controls.

The fundamental problem that this SC tries to solve doesn't go away for 
groups of more than 10 controls though. That'd simply be an exception 
that tries to mitigate situations in which it may not work with today's 

Patrick H. Lauke

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