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HTML-ISSUE-193: Remove CSS example that promotes inaccessible content [pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec]

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:02:26 +0000
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HTML-ISSUE-193: Remove CSS example that promotes inaccessible content [pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec]

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/193

Raised by: Steve Faulkner
On product: pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec

raised from bug https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13023

the spec currently encourages authors to hide outlines on focusable elements:

"...if you find the focus ring unsightly. Instead, use a CSS rule to override
the 'outline' property.

For example, to hide the outline from links, you could use:

:link:focus, :visited:focus { outline: none; }"
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/editing.html#element-level-focus-apis

recommend removing or rewording as the removal of CSS outlines is a well known
usability/accessibility issue.

references:
http://webaim.org/blog/plague-of-outline-0/
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201104/keyboard_accessibility_again/
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