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Re: Comments on New Validation Service

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:00:08 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Message-ID: <a01060007-1022-9A3F6B5605ED11D7987A00039300CF5C@[]>

Terje Bless <link@pobox.com> wrote:

>>the fonts look way to squeezed together on konqueror, and illegible
>>overlap in opera 6.03
>Konq seems to be choosing a squeezed font for some reason. I'll look
>into it and see if there is anything we can do to make it choose a
>better font. In general though, we chosen some specific fonts to make
>MSIE:win do a better job -- i.e. set font-family to semi-decent `doze
>fonts -- leaving the generic "sans-serif" for other platforms. I don't
>know why Konq isn't using it's default sens-serif font.

Ah, no, now I've got it.

The base stylesheet for the Validator sets word-spacing and letter-spacing
to "normal". Apparently, Konq takes this to mean "squish this together as
tightly as possible". Since these style properties serve no real purpose
and have little effect on the other browsers I tested they can probably
just be removed.

As can the specific fonts too I think. The typography on the Validator is
rather haphazard in any case so just letting browsers (and, by extension,
users) set their own default fonts for body text is probably just as well.

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