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


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Feb 25, 2016 5:23AM

On 25/02/2016 11:51, Alastair Campbell wrote:
> Jonathan Avila wrote:
>> I totally support text resize without zoom and believe it is a user
>> requirement and need.
> I am still not convinced, it is one of my questions to the Low Vision Task
> Force [3].
> I understand when a site is not responsive zoom causes horizontal
> scrolling, but if:
> - The site is responsive, so you don't get horizontal scrolling.
> - It doesn't reduce content or functionality when zoomed.
> - You are on a desktop style browser (as far as zoom is concerned)
> What does text-sizing help with that zoom doesn't?

I'd also note that many browsers don't have, have removed, or hidden,
pure text resizing in favor of pull-page zoom. There is at least some
blame/responsibility here on user agents / UAAG, and it's not something
that web content authors necessarily need to fix themselves (vis-a-vis
adding in-page custom text resize widgets and such)

Patrick H. Lauke

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