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Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 14:09:05 -0500
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To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
How about this then:

2. Allow the user to choose from among the range of font sizes supported by 
the operating system environment between the smallest and largest font 
sizes offered by the user agent.
3. The range of font sizes offered by the user agent must include the 
largest font size available for each supported font family.
4. The range of font sizes offered by the user agent must include the 
smallest font size available for operating system controls (i.e. menus and 
button text).  If the operating system does not offer resources to control 
of font sizes for operating system controls, the range must include the 
smallest size available from the operating environment.


At 02:39 PM 7/11/2001 -0400, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> > I don't like complicating the checkpoint with cascading requirements and
> > ambiguous terms.
>Of course I don't want to use ambiguous terms. My point is to resolve
>the ambiguity by defining what "supported by the operating system"
>Does it mean API or font selection service?
> > I think we want two things:
> >
> > 1. The user to have a wide range of sizes to choose from
> > 2. That the range of sizes available include the largest supported size
> > 3. I don't think the minimum size needs to be specified or mentioned, since
> > any practical user agent will implement smaller sizes useful to people with
> > average vision.  I don't think many developers are going to start their
> > design process using our document and say want we need to do to conform
> > this document.  Most will be trying to add capabilities to current
> > implementations to their technology.
> >
> > My revised proposal:
> >
> > <NEW5>
> > 2. The user agent must allow the user to adjust font sizes based on the
> > resolution of the font sizes available through the operating environment.
> > 3. The range of font sizes offered by the user agent must include the
> > largest font size available for a particular font family.
> > </NEW5>
>  - Why doesn't "2" include "3"?
>  - What does "based on" mean?
>I don't think this proposal is going in the right direction. I prefer
>Tantek's direction but need more technical understanding.
>  _ Ian
>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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