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Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 14:22:11 -0400
Message-ID: <3B4C9953.864A59B6@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
CC: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >I am uncomfortable with a scenario where the user has available
> >9, 10, and 80 points only as I think that for many users, 80 points
> >will not result in a usable environment, and 36 points would be
> >a much better solution. In fact, 80 points would make browsing
> >nearly unusable for many people.
> >
> >I think more granularity is required, and in the past we have
> >not been able to establish with certainty any granularity other
> >than "everything".
> >
> JRG: If this is the case then our current wording would allow a conforming
> user agent to offer just two choices, largest and smallest font size for a
> particular font family (1 point and 80 point???), since this include the
> full range of many operating systems.

Yes, that is absolutely the case if there are only two sizes
available. But that's a limitation of the operating environment and
the user agent shouldn't have to pay for it.

 - Ian

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