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While testing accessibility features against jqm I went into this : I cannot zoom text on desktop Safari nor Google Chrome.
I know jqm is mobile-focused but many people use it to built cross-platform apps that also target desktop.
To reproduce it -> open http://jquerymobile.com/test/docs/pages/index.html and try zooming the text or the page, exclusively with browser's menu zooming options or keyboard shortcut. (don't use touchpad pinch nor mouse as they sometime have a different effect from nor shortcut)
The result I get on Mac OSX 10.7.3 are :
I've recognized this also with Safari 5.0.5 on Windows but I think it's a browser issue.
If you zoom for example http://jquerymobile.com/test/docs/toolbars/bars-fixed.html, there are
text passages that gets zoomed and other parts not. In code examples even mixed.
Is the example
the text that is not zoomed, has the <strong>tag set.
Other input :
Not zoomed :
We use pixel values to avoid issues with nesting em-based values so it's up tot eh browser in how to manage the text zooming. This isn't a bug with jQM, more of a difference in how browsers handle the zoom feature.
The issue is not with using pixel values, but with -webkit-text-size-adjust:none.
There is a bug in desktop webkit browsers in that they do not ignore this setting meant only for mobile https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/text-size-adjust
The recommended setting is to set to -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%, which is safely ignored on desktops. http://blog.55minutes.com/2012/04/iphone-text-resizing/
Set text-size-adjust to 100% instead of none. Fixes #4218 (re-fixes?)
Problem exists in http://jquerymobile.com/demos/1.2.0-alpha.1/ (still using text-size-adjust: none)
buthttp://jquerymobile.com/test/ is OK (using text-size-adjust: 100%)
So don't need to reopen issue.