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Re: Thorns pruned - thanks! [long]

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 09:12:16 -0800
Message-Id: <a05101009b88dab363680@[]>
To: "Steve Carter" <steve@juggler.net>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 11:16 AM +0000 2/11/02, Steve Carter wrote:
>  > Would it be just as wrong
>  > to use <span> and CSS to set the font?
>Given the above, no, because FONT tags are precluded by WAI guidelines,
>whereas SPAN tags are permitted.

Um...where's it say that?

Yes, I know that <font> is deprecated in HTML 4.01, but the idea that
<font size="+1"> is somehow worse than <span style="font-size: 24px">
is simply ludicrous. The spirit of the law is much more important than
the letter of the law. You can be equally inaccessible if you use
<span> and CSS as if you use <font>, regardless of what dogmatic HTML
purists may tell you.


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