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Re: WCAG 2.0 and resizing text

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From: KNOCK Alistair
Date: Feb 22, 2005 2:54AM


> I wouldn't consider putting a control in the web page to
> change the text size. I want to put control in the hands of
> the user and that means encouraging them to make use of their
> browser's built in controls not trying to teach them how to
> use my website's idiosyncratic controls.

I agree Chris - unless you're already providing some alternate styling
feature, such as allowing font selection and colour schemes, which then
stores the settings in a database or cookie and so is persistent. That
can add to the user experience - particularly since we can teach users
how to size fonts within their browser, but it's an entirely different
matter teaching them to create custom stylesheets.

Otherwise this kind of control is just fluffy dice.

Alistair