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SC 1.3.2 and non-visited/visited links

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 12:00:07 +0200
Message-ID: <447C17A7.4080406@w3development.de>
To: WCAG WG mailing list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi list,

SC 1.3.2  Any information that is conveyed by color is also visually 
evident without color.

Visual browsers have presented non-visited and visited links in 
different colours for a long time. Authors caring for usability have 
adopted this feature and suggested different colours for non-visited and 
visited links in their style sheets. SC 1.3.2 seems to indicate that 
this is not sufficient. Does my web content fail this SC when I don't 
change the default coulouring of links via CSS?

Or does SC 1.3.2 not apply here because "information that is conveyed by 
color" is defined as "information presented in a manner that depends 
entirely on the ability to perceive color" and the state of the link 
could also be programmatically determined?

Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
Received on Tuesday, 30 May 2006 10:01:13 UTC

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