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Re: Redesign Styles Hypocritical

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 07:30:02 +0000
Message-ID: <4B14C5FA.2020508@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Ian Jacobs wrote:

> I am told not many users know how to set font preferences.

I am told that many people cannot program video recorders.

However, in this case, part of the problem is that users have come to 
accept that only the designers have control over web pages, and those 
users that are aware (with IE, I disable author font sizes) have to 
suffer from pages that completely fall to pieces when not allowed to use 
the authors' sizes.  The latter more or less means that you have to 
something of a techie, who is prepared to reset to defaults for problem 
sites, before you can safely change these settings.  Unfortunately the 
problem sites are often high profile ones.

W3C has a educational role, so should demonstrate best practice, not 
simply show off the ability of CSS to match the designer's wants.

David Woolley
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