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Re: user over-ride px font size in Win IE (was Re: Question about px: Relative size?)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 07:08:48 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200504220608.j3M68mL02839@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Another thing that many people don't know is that users can over-ride
* font sizes in Windows Internet Explorer (IE):

Whilst this should always work for pages designed for accessibility (it
really ought to be part of accessibility testing with IE) it
can severely break real world pages by causing non-scrollable frames
and detached windows to overflow.  

It can also cause text to have unacceptably small, or negative leadings,
because it doesn't also disable line-height.  This can happen even on 
Microsoft's page not found type messages.

I have it turned on most of the time because it is the best defence
against the design fashion for microscopic font sizes, but there are
certainly pages on which it causes real problems.
Received on Friday, 22 April 2005 06:38:02 UTC

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