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Re: Relative v absolute units (was Bobby inaccuracy?)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 22:35:36 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200201152235.g0FMZb604512@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> This line is the one that interests me (from Julian Scarlett's post on Tue,
> 15 Jan 2002 10:08:52:
> Line 39: <div style="height: 280; width: 400; border: none; float: right">
> I'm still confused by this one - in this case absolute units are used to
> size the layer, and it passes Bobby AAA. Checkpoint 3.4 (priority 2) says to

No they are not.  The style sheet is invalid because the units haven't
been specified.

> use relative units (ems or %), not absolute units. It then says "If absolute
> units are used, validate that the rendered content is usable".
> Can anyone elucidate what "rendered content is usable" means?

I imagine it means something like:

- take a 14 inch monitor;
- configure it for, at least, 1024 x 768;
- set the font size to maximum;
- as a user with poor eyesight whether the screen display is easy to read
  and confirm that none of the text overruns its allocated space.
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