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Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 10:57:01 -0500
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To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Responses in JRG:

>How many is sufficient?

JRG: We don't have a requirement for how many increments now, so that would 
not change with this proposal.

>In this regard, colors are harder than fonts.
>I would be more comfortable saying that 10 font sizes are sufficient
>than I would saying that 16 colors are sufficient.
>I am uncomfortable drawing an arbitrary distinction here (e.g.,
>the larger half of available sizes for a particular font family).
>However, I think this is worth discussing (but not for very long!).

JRG: I am not saying the larger half.  All it is saying that the range of 
fonts must include the largest font available for that family, which is 
part of the current requirement.  The number of increments to the largest 
font would be the same as the current requirement, basically what the OS 
environment supports in terms of increments.  The only difference from the 
current proposal is that the UA developer gets to choose the smallest font 
size they want to support.

> > The user agent can satisfy this checkpoint by supporting the full
> > range of font sizes supported by the operating system.
>(This sentence is unnecessary at the checkpoint level.)

It could be added as a note, if the group felt it was important.


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