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Re: SC 1.3.2 and non-visited/visited links

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 13:30:41 +0200
Message-ID: <447D7E61.6080406@w3development.de>
To: WCAG WG mailing list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Jason White wrote:

> On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 12:00:07PM +0200, Johannes Koch wrote:
> 
>>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?
> 
> That's how I would read it.

So "unstyled" (meaning only UA CSS, no author CSS, no user CSS) web 
units will all fail :-)

> I suggest submitting this to the WCAG 2.0 comments so that it isn't lost in
> revising the guidelines.

I'll do that.
-- 
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
Received on Wednesday, 31 May 2006 11:31:07 GMT

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