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RE: [#828] Definition of foreground and background

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 14:00:33 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03317E2F@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Andi Snow-Weaver" <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

AI would suggest a further modification based on Andy's proposal.


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Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 1:45 pm
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Subject: RE: [#828] Definition of foreground and background







I suggest a slight modification to Gregg's proposed definition of
"background":

   Background:  Anything that appears behind foreground content.  This
   could be a contrasting color, decorative material or meaningful
content.

I suggest inserting the word "other" before "meaningful content."
Background colors may be meaingful (e.g., in color-coding-- color-coding
is OK so long as it's not the *only* way of making information
available).  The revised text would read as follows:

<proposed>
   Background:  Anything that appears behind foreground content.  This
   could be a contrasting color, decorative material, or other
meaningful content.
</proposed>

John


Andi
andisnow@us.ibm.com
IBM Accessibility Center
http://www.ibm.com/able
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