Ran across an interesting quandry when reviewing a website. The site had a flash animation. When viewed in Opera 6 it loaded and ran fine. However when zoomed in Opera, the browser froze, and just showed the zoomed animation. (3 times it normal size vertically and horizontally.)
I started checking this out and found out that Opera 6's zoom, zooms everything, not just text as NS 6.2 does. This includes images as well as flash animations. So if you expect a graphic to always be a certain size, turns out to not be so when a user zooms in Opera. Can lead to some pretty pixelated graphics.
Now obviously this will lead to problems with pixel perfect designs. I am wondering what designers will do about it. It is analogous to IE assuming that when a designer sets absolute (pt) or semi-absolute (px) font size, IE wont let the user increase font size, frustrating users with poor eye sight when the font is set at 8 px or pt.
I have to assume since IE is the most common browser by far, and designers dont seem to care about the font issue, that they will care even less about Opera's zoom and what it will do to their designs.