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Re: [css3-values] Unit normalization and types

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:43:31 +0200
Message-ID: <49D5CC33.8060100@moonhenge.net>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
CC: www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>
David Woolley wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Actually, most implementations (if not at all at this point) for full 
>> page zoom do so in a way that does not create the need for horizontal 
>> scrolling.
> That sounds like Firefox's font enlarge facility, not a whole page zoom. 
>  That, and their minimum font size option, do break when people use 
> absolute units.  For example, http://www.tfl.gov.uk/. This one was even 
> worse when they were doing a usability survey, as simply overriding 
> designer font sizes on IE's Accesibility dialogue pushed the links 
> outside of their overflow none popup, so I couldn't complain about the 
> messed up layout without restoring the smaller than default fonts.

Indeed, but the loss of functionality arose through idiotic use of 
overflow:none rather than through the use of absolute units. Using 
overflow:auto instead would have been more appropriate, and would still 
result in a block formatting context (if that was the author's 
intention, explicitly or otherwise).  The issue then comes back to the 
desirability of scrolling.

Anton Prowse
Received on Friday, 3 April 2009 08:44:32 UTC

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