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Preventing Text Enlargement?

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I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
Jan 16 '08 #1
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<97**********************************@d21g2000prg. googlegroups.com>,
fl******@comcast.net wrote:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
More than just accessibility consequences. If you decide that
text should be in a certain font size that looks good in your
browser on your monitor screen with your preferred resolution
and window size, how on earth can you be sure it will be legible
to me, on my monitor, with my preferred configuration?
You can't. So don't try and prevent the user from using the
font size that works for them!
Jan 16 '08 #2

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fl******@comcast.net wrote:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
Use an image of it :-)

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Jan 16 '08 #3

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let it be known on Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:05:47 -0500
"Jonathan N. Little" <lw*****@centralva.netscribed:

|f*******@comcast.net wrote:
|I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
|prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
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|Use an image of it :-)
|

Jonathan,

Don't forget about some browsers that can "zoom" the entire page, images and text alike!

Just my 2cents! ;-)
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Jan 16 '08 #4

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Scripsit fl******@comcast.net:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
Surely. Point a gun at him and tell that you will shoot him if he
enlargens text, and if he still tries to do that, shoot him.

Actually, to take a shortcut, just shoot him. Very effective.

P. S. You can't do that in HTML; the <shootelement hasn't been
implemented, and its relatives like <blink>, <marquee>, and <frameset>
aren't effective enough.

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Jan 16 '08 #5

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On Jan 17, 9:18 am, "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorp...@cs.tut.fiwrote:
Scripsit fleem...@comcast.net:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?

Surely. Point a gun at him and tell that you will shoot him if he
enlargens text, and if he still tries to do that, shoot him.

Actually, to take a shortcut, just shoot him. Very effective.

P. S. You can't do that in HTML; the <shootelement hasn't been
implemented, and its relatives like <blink>, <marquee>, and <frameset>
aren't effective enough.
Judicious of those elements use may achieve the same effect by driving
users to shoot themselves.
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Rob
Jan 17 '08 #6

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On 1/16/2008 10:54 AM, fl******@comcast.net wrote:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
So you create a page that, on my PC, has text that is too small for my
aging eyes and then you want to prevent me from making the text larger
so that I can read it? Don't bother. No one will want to visit the page.

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Jan 17 '08 #7

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Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:54:01 -0800 (PST) from <fl******@comcast.net>:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
I nominate this for Craziest Question of the Week, Control Freak
Division.

What business of yours is it what size text the visitor uses?

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Jan 17 '08 #8

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On 01/16/08 11:54 am, fl******@comcast.net wrote:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
No.

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Jan 17 '08 #9

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On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, fl******@comcast.net wrote:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way
to prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
Faccia un'offerta che non si puņ rifiutare.
Jan 17 '08 #10

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Andreas Prilop carefully considered the situation and wrote:
On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, fl******@comcast.net wrote:
>I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way
to prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?

Faccia un'offerta che non si puņ rifiutare.
Heh! That sounds great in Italian!
Jan 17 '08 #11

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VK
On Jan 16, 9:54 pm, fleem...@comcast.net wrote:
I realize this has accessibility consequences, but Is there a way to
prevent the user from enlarging text in the browser?
There is not bulletproof method for that because there are too many
way visitors can mess up the intended design: custom stylesheets,
custom font settings, on-fly site rebuilding using browser plugins
like Greasemonkey for Fx etc.
And in any case there is zooming over Ctrl+ which you cannot block.

For a particular layout advise ask at
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
Jan 17 '08 #12

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