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Re: Control of font family: What priority?

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 15:36:15 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000105153211.00ce92b0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I think this is an important feature for accessibility, especially for low
vision users where fonts with serifs can be unreadible.  This is already a
basic capability of Navigator, Explorer and Opera so I don't see what we
are affecting conformance of current browsers by making it a priority 2.
My vote is to keep it a priority 1.


At 03:56 PM 1/5/00 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Today at the UAGL teleconf [1], we resolved to make the checkpoint
>requiring control of font family a Priority 2 checkpoint instead
>of Priority 1. (Checkpoint 4.1 in the 20 Dec 1999 UAGL [2]).
>Those present on the call felt that this was not clearly a
>P1 requirement and would like to solicit comments from others
>on the list explaining why this should remain a P1 checkpoint.
>Thank you,
> - Ian
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JanMar/0017.html
>[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-WAI-USERAGENT-19991220/
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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