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RE: Success criteria 1.4.4

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:23:47 -0400
Message-ID: <d09dcb87d6c58fb8ba89178a47caf829@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Ramon wrote]

  "Fxxx: Failure of Success Criterion 1.4.4 due to using absolute units in
CSS and not providing an alrernate mechanism for resizing text"

I think this certainly could on the based on the audience for the device.
For example, HTML based emails may not provide the same control as a
browser.  Or perhaps browsers on mobile devices may not provide the same
full page zoom that is offered in IE and Firefox.  It would be based on the
environment where the content would be accessed.

The biggest hole that I see in that sites like skittles.com appear to  set
overflow to hidden on containers that even when zoom is used no scroll bars
appear.  The SC 1.4.4 indicates that browsers should add these but if the
author has indicated overflow hidden then it seems like this is an
authoring issue and not a user agent issue.  What do others think about
this overflow hidden challenge?

Received on Sunday, 30 October 2011 23:24:20 UTC

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