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[CSS-TECHS] system colors

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 12:29:19 -0400
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

In your mesage to IG you say that this technique "BREAKS HORRIBLY in 
Netscape 4 for Mac 5 and in Netscape 4 for Windows."  That doesn't sound 
too convincing that it's a good thing to do. <grin/>

How does it break? Are there possible work-arounds?  I guess you could 
browser-sniff for Netscape and serve a different SS to them...

I agree that it could be moved up to the color section, but what kind of 
warning should we issue with it?


At 11:56 AM 7/18/01 , Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 3:41 PM -0400 2001/7/17, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>>A new CSS Techniques draft is available at:
>How about the issue of system defaults on colors?  The benefits are:
>1.  It stands a very good chance of being contrasty-enough.
>2.  It stands a good chance of meeting the user's specific needs.
>See my note on wai-ig:
>Oh wait -- there it is at the bottom, under user-defined CSS. In my
>opinion it's a valid recommendation for the "colors" section, not
>buried in the appendix.
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
>Technical Developer Liaison
>Reef North America
>Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
>Tel +1 949-567-7006

wendy a chisholm
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