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Re: Proposed change to checkpoint on font size control

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:16:06 -0700
Message-Id: <199908251511.KAA21961@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Magnification is less desirable than page relayout, since the user needs to
now horizontally scroll to read information.  It is an extra step,
resulting in increased task performance time and in some cases missed
information if scrolling is not done to the completion of a line (i.e. the
user doesn't know to scroll or doesn't know how to use the scroll controls).

At 10:11 AM 8/25/99 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
>> I think this is OK if part of it includes having the text wrap to the width
>> of a visual view port.  This can be problematic as the text size grows and
>> words are split between lines to conform to the view port width
>With a zoom functionality, the layout doesn't change as the size
>It's just magnification, no relayout.
> - Ian
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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