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font differences on a single machine ...

From: <ve3ll@cogeco.ca>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:47:17 -0500
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <4758FA85.5048.293B6B@ve3ll.cogeco.ca>

Can anyone point to what the standards-compliant browsers do?

This is a joke -- correct ??
Is there any known STANDARD
the closest i have seen are recommendations....
and I have yet to see a browser that meets the recommendations

One can only learn from testing for themselves and what i see
on a WinXp using 800x600 rez on a 15 inch mionitor is that
the big three browsers are consistant and Amaya is roughly
10% smaller in length for any size pitch .... 

What I hope for is consistancy of view on the same hardware/os platform
that will be tough enough to achieve .......
Then work at the rez varient   and finally at the platform one ....
The reasoning is that users and casual designers will see a 
one machine variation first and any differences will likely be a turn-off
to using the authoring tool ..... 

Sure later on the more savey designer will test on over screens and
other o/s    but are these guys likely to use Amaya ??
Maybe its time to look at who you are targeting the Amaya tool for
Classroom use,  average Joe,  the professional designer, 
as an academic challenge of a 'doable' tool.

I am Joe AVERAGE, not Joe COOL and have watched Amaya progress
to rendering my own stuff in a manner closer and closer to the mainstream
browsers but still see differences.  Where these differences come from a
"recommendation" failure, gray area or disagreement, I have reported them.
But the most significant difference i see as soon as i hit my home page
icon on any browser (cant find one in Opera but i think that is just me :-) )
is that word wraps are all different in Amaya vs any others and as said
before it is 10% smaller .... And i look forward to seeing this not-so-subtle
thing disappearing .... ta -- 
John Russell, VE3LL@COGECO.CA
Received on Friday, 7 December 2007 12:47:25 UTC

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