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


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jun 29, 2015 10:31AM

On 29/06/2015 17:13, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> And again, changing the zoom level to reach a breakpoint is exactly the
> same as changing your width without changing zoom level, so to me -
> without seeing examples you have in mind - it sounds like those sites
> would be broken in exactly the same way to users that do not require
> zoom, but just happen to have different screen sizes/browser window widths.

To bring this to a point: what is displayed in a browser window of size
w/h at 100% zoom level is effectively identical to what is displayed in
a window of size w*2/h*2 at 200% zoom level (since zoom level in desktop
browsers redefines ALL sizes - both absolute and relative). So any
problems (cut-off or overlapping content etc) that would happen for a
zoom user at a specific size would also happen in exactly the same way
to a non-zoom user with a browser window/device screen size that's set
to the equivalent non-zoomed dimensions.

Patrick H. Lauke

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