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Re: Use dark text on light background

From: Michael Stenitzer <stenitzer@wienfluss.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:28:38 +0100
Message-ID: <49948676.8050600@wienfluss.net>
To: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>

two votes for "no" although i usualy like the second one (changing color 
for visited links) but i think it is more of an usability issue.

/michael

Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 
> Dear group,
> 
> In response to my action items [1], I looked for WCAG 2.0 Techniques 
> that match the following user requirements identified by the WAI-AGE 
> Literature Review:
>  - Use dark text on light background
>  - Ensure links change colour after visit
> 
> For the first user requirement I found the following Advisory Techniques 
> that are *being planned* (they are currently listed as "future links"):
> 
> ## Under SC 1.4.3 and SC 1.4.6
> - Using colors that are composed predominantly of mid spectral 
> components for the light and spectral extremes (blue and red 
> wavelengths) for the dark
> - Using a light pastel background rather than a white background behind 
> black text to create sufficient but not extreme contrast
> 
> I did not find relevant Techniques for the second requirement.
> 
> Question for the group:
> - Should we implement the requirement "Use dark text on light 
> background" on the Demo?
> - If yes, then where? Some suggestions include the "Terms and 
> Conditions" or the "Buy tickets ..." areas on the tickets page.
> 
> 
> Regards,
>   Shadi
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/2009/02/11-badtf-minutes#ActionSummary>
> 
> 

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