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Re: Browser zooming sufficient for WCAG 1.4.4 (resize text)

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Jun 29, 2015 8:45AM


> So, to circle back to what I originally said: if the responsive site breaks when zooming in on desktop, it breaks in exactly the same way as if the user came across without zooming, but with a smaller window size. No?

No, that is not the case. If you change the width but don't zoom the font size doesn't change until you reach a breakpoint. When you use browser zoom the font size changes with each increment or decrement.

Jonathan

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Browser zooming sufficient for WCAG 1.4.4 (resize text)

On 29/06/2015 15:40, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> To give this a concrete example, using Chrome in Windows, visiting
> www.paciellogroup.com (which uses Bootstrap's default breakpoints). If
> you visit with a browser width of 780px at 200%, you see the same as
> if you visited at 390px width at 100%. There is no mismatch between
> what the browser thinks is the breakpoint, and what the font size is.
> See http://i.imgur.com/shGIrJU.png

So, to circle back to what I originally said: if the responsive site breaks when zooming in on desktop, it breaks in exactly the same way as if the user came across without zooming, but with a smaller window size. No?

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