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Re: Any official clarification on Text-only zoom and RWD?

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From: Snahendu Bhattacharya
Date: Feb 23, 2016 1:42PM


Also, Technique G178, "providing controls on the web page that allow users
to incrementally change the size of all text on the page upto 200%"

Don't want to hijack the discussion, but would like to mention technique
G174 also talks about one such 'in-page' control related to controlling the
contrast of the page.

Question is, are these mandatory to implement these controls or how to
decide whether to have it or not.

Though I understand and agree with Jared's point on overhead and
maintainability.
On Feb 23, 2016 3:22 PM, "Snahendu Bhattacharya" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Agreed Patrick!
>
> I was mentioning about non-responsive web pages, where relative
> measurements of font and container sizes are not maintained, would have the
> risk of horizontal scrolling. Also, if user is using the 'browser zoom
> only', some user agents will introduce horizontal scroll.
>
> So according to me, 'zoom text' have 3 aspects.
>
> 1. User should be able to zoom the 'text only' besides browser zoom.
> 2. While zoomed, content should be visible, readable and understandable.
> 3. User should have a definite way to zoom the text by user agents.
>
> Question is, in other words, are we encouraging responsive implementation?
> As WCAG doesn't talk about that clearly but indicates to the same.
> On Feb 23, 2016 3:04 PM, "Patrick H. Lauke" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
>> On 23/02/2016 19:10, Snahendu Bhattacharya wrote:
>>
>>> Also, browser zoom introduces a good amount of horizontal scrolling,
>>> which
>>> itself causes a barrier in accessing the page.
>>>
>>
>> Not if the responsive approach was done properly, as it would then simply
>> trigger different media query breakpoints, and the fluid approach (which is
>> part of RWD's core tents) should also avoid horizontal scrolling.
>>
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