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    Irony

    Here's something ironic:

    This page looks much better and easier to read when you disable the stylesheet.

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    I don't agree
    Whats hard to read in that page that gets better/easier when you disable the stylesheet?

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    Didn't connect for me.
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    The only thing that appears to change is the size and alignment of the large 'css validator' headline and the alignment of a few other objects.
    I'm not sure what you are referring to as I didn't see any significant improvement in the overall readability or layout of the page.
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    Okay, fine. Be that way

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    It gets a green background for me
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    I agree with geiger, for me the text is too big and the spacing is all yucky, sans stylesheet, it works better for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pissant
    I agree with geiger, for me the text is too big and the spacing is all yucky, sans stylesheet, it works better for me...
    The irony is that the only font-size attributes applied to that page are for the large "CSS Validator" headline.
    All other text on that page will appear according to your browser default font sizes and will not change when the stylesheet is detached.

    I really can't see what these significant improvements are.


    I guess that some people are just easily impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Posters
    The irony is that the only font-size attributes applied to that page are for the large "CSS Validator" headline.
    All other text on that page will appear according to your browser default font sizes and will not change when the stylesheet is detached.

    I really can't see what these significant improvements are.


    I guess that some people are just easily impressed.
    yes but personally I almost never see my browser default sizes... and the default on my browser renders the letters smaller (to my eye anyway)
    I don't usually have to reach for the size up/down button... I guess this is what the other half has to put up with...
    But the worst thing in my opinion was the nasty centered header!

    ew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Posters
    All other text on that page will appear according to your browser default font sizes and will not change when the stylesheet is detached.
    Well... I have to say I disagree.

    Verdana is a "bigger" font than Times Roman, which is why people see the text looking "too" large when the font family is changed, but the font size isn't.

    There is a fix in the works for CSS3... for now, tell me which is the odd one out in your browser:

    http://redmelon.net/tstme/fonts2/index2.htm

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    Aah, well then there ya go.
    That's why we're at loggerheads.

    I'm in Camino which has its defaults set to sans (spec. 13pt Verdana) which is why I'm seeing no significant change.

    Looking at it with 13pt TNR- yes the page does tighten up.


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    I don't mind it either way, but it feels more "normal" with the stylesheet off.

    The w3c aren't known for their artistic expertise though :P


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