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[Fwd: [Moderator Action] Re: Specifying Of Both Background AND Foreground Color]

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 12:49:42 -0500
Message-ID: <3ABB8CB6.CD3E17D2@w3.org>
To: site-comments@w3.org
Dave Allen Barker Jr wrote:
> 
> Well done!
> 
> Only two weeks later, and a qick paruse has shown the issue I raised
> fixed by the fine folks at the W3C.
> 
> Ah, the power of the stylesheet...
> 
> > My default foreground and background colors for web browsing happen to
> > be unconventional (foreground: #cccccc, background: #000000).  With this
> > scheme, I found areas of the W3C's site serve me poorly, as they do not
> > follow the W3C's own recommendations for accessibility.  The result is
> > poor (light gray on white) (or with particular colors, zero) contrast
> > between foreground and background colors.
> >
> > I refer to the lack of implementation of item 9.1 "Color Contrast" in
> > the "CSS Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" (
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-CSS-TECHS/#style-color-contrast ),
> > specifically the last line, "Ensure that foreground and background
> > colors contrast well. If specifying a foreground color, always specify a
> > background color as well (and vice versa)."
> >
> > While composing this email, I found examples of this nonconformance in:
> > http://www.w3.org/
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-CSS-TECHS/
> >
> > Although the site (well, at least the homepage) bares only WAI-AA
> > conformance, and the issue I'm raising is Priority 3, is there a good
> > reason it hasn't been implemented?  I applaud what the W3C is trying to
> > do, and would like to see you take the lead in implementation! :^)
> >
> > Thank you.

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