00546: PmWiki default skin - Scalable fonts

Summary: PmWiki default skin - Scalable fonts
Created: 2005-09-28 12:39
Status: ToDo
Category: Feature
From: Henning
Priority: 5543
Version: 2.0.6
OS: Linux/Apache 2

Description: I'd like to suggest improving PmWiki's web accessibility (for handicapped users) by re-enabling scalable fonts.

Of course, many browsers can scale entire web pages regardless of the CSS definitions, but the widely-used MS Internet Explorer fails in that regard.

Not terribly important, but very easy to solve :-) --Henning September 28, 2005, at 12:39 PM

I just found the W3C reference on this. Here it is ... --Henning November 22, 2005, at 06:37 AM

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
W3C Recommendation 5-May-1999
Guideline 3. Use markup and style sheets and do so properly.
3.4 Use relative rather than absolute units in markup language attribute values and style sheet property values. [Priority 2]

(Just for grins: When I suggested the use of user-scalable fonts to our mother company's intranet team, they told me "Fixed fonts are fine because we have optimized for 800 by 600 resolution.")

Link for reference : CSS Font-Size: em vs. px vs. pt vs. percent --Petko

I replace px with em everytime I start adapting the default skin for my needs; changing the default would be good indeed. I could provide a "proof of concept" - would it be useful? --Rogutės, 2010-02-04

It will indeed be very welcome. --Petko February 04, 2010, at 06:05 AM