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AW: transparency of black? drop-down menu

From: Jan Eric Hellbusch <hellbusch@web.de>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 19:54:31 +0100
To: "jonathan chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, <snip@hellbusch.de>
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Jonathon. Actually, the illegible drop-downs have nothing to do with the
resizing of the window. At least not on my system (unless you consider
1024x768 "too small"). I was not aware of the transparency effect, though,
which comes up when ignoring Web colors in MSIE. It would be necessary to
let the drop-downs drop into open space (ie no text or image underneath). I
think I mentioned to you already that the problem lies in "ignoring Web page
colors" in the browser settings.

Jan


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Von: jonathan chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 1. Januar 2002 18:24
An: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org; Jim Ley; Charles McCathieNevile;
snip@hellbusch.de
Betreff: transparency of black? drop-down menu


in ie5.5 or Moz0.9.7 select white type on a black background, and ignore
specified colors then:

the background of a drop-down list appears as transparent, with
illegible results

I'm not sure whether this was specific to the [Scripts-TECHS] drop-down
menu, but thought it was serious enough to merit general attention and
comment. Please do send in your comments, it beats me.

I was going to send this:

[Scripts-TECHS] drop-down menu

Jan Eric Hellbusch wrote with a problem regarding the accessible
drop-down list:
http://jibbering.com/accessibility/menu.html

 >For example, if I take the mouse to "Countries", below appears:
"England" and something else which is impossible for me to read
..because it overlaps with "This is where the content goes."<

Please note resize window to 'too small'.

The text "This is where the content goes." needs to be placed in such a
way as not to interfere with the list.


but the issue seems more serious


thanks



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