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RE: SC 1.3.2 and non-visited/visited links

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 08:59:34 -0500
To: "'Johannes Koch'" <koch@w3development.de>, "'WCAG WG mailing list'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003e01c684ba$72f61070$6401a8c0@NC6000BAK>

Visited and unvisited links was considered a User Agent issue I believe.    

Gregg

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Johannes Koch
> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 6:31 AM
> To: WCAG WG mailing list
> Subject: Re: SC 1.3.2 and non-visited/visited links
> 
> 
> 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.
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> Johannes Koch
> In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
>                              (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
> 
> 
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