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[Bug 8667] Ability to style validation errors

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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 10:54:26 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8667


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-07 10:54:26 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I'm marking this "rejected" because I haven't changed the spec, but
I agree in general with these comments, it's just that (as noted in the above
description) it's really a CSS thing, so there's not much we can do about it.
HTML itself doesn't preclude anything being styleable.

On another note, I think it's possible that there is a greater chance that the
UA's own native validation reporting is going to be accessible than the
author's styled versions. I would argue in fact that in practice having it
_not_ be styleable is probably likely to be a better way to make this
accessible.

Also, it's worth noting that there's nothing that says the validation mechanism
must be in the page, so there might not be anything really to style. UAs could
make the validation thing be purely audio, for instance. (Not that I'm
advocating that, but the spec is media-, device-, and presentation-independent
on this.)

Anyway, I suggest that we bring this up to the CSS working group when the HTML5
spec is stable (maybe after LC?).


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