Re: Relative Units for Font Size Scaling W3C requirement replaced by zoom techniques in new Browsers?


That feature is planned for Firefox 3.

- Aaron

Aaron Leventhal
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"Schnabel, Stefan" <> 
05/23/2007 08:59 AM

"Michael Cooper" <>, Aaron M Leventhal/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS
Relative Units for Font Size Scaling W3C requirement replaced by zoom 
techniques in new Browsers?

I would like to know if the presence of new step-less zooming abilities 
(e.g. PageZoom in IE7) will make some of the W3C requirements for font 
scaling (like using relative instead of absolute units on web pages) 
become obsolete.
If not, if any complaints, please explain or point me to some location 
where I can find arguments against built-in zooming techniques in 
We need your input here to give our html-based technologies a definitive 
answer if they must use relative units or if they can rely on IE7 for font 
I would like to know if something comparable to PageZoom in IE7 is planned 
for FireFox 3. 

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Dr. Stefan Schnabel 
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