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Re: IE 7.0 CSS related bug related to the :focus psuedo CSS selector

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:50:38 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0712201650k50e15480rd8337a2300a89c7b@mail.gmail.com>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Never mind...

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From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Dec 20, 2007 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: IE 7.0 CSS related bug related to the :focus  psuedo CSS selector
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>, W3C WAI-PFWG
<w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:27:53 +0100, Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Another apparent bug in IE 7 is that it does not support :focus CSS
> psuedo element for non-link or non-form control elements, so basically
> most ARIA type elements.

IE7 doesn't support the :focus pseudo-class at all. However, its
implementation for :active acts as if it were :focus (but only works on
links -- not form controls or other focusable elements).

I wrote tests and filed bug reports to Microsoft about this for IE7, but
unfortunately it wasn't fixed.

    http://simon.html5.org/test/ie7b2-bugs/013.html
    http://simon.html5.org/test/ie7b2-bugs/027.html

--
Simon Pieters
Opera Software




On Dec 20, 2007 11:09 AM, Loretta Guarino Reid
<lorettaguarino@google.com> wrote:
> Our current user Agent note for C15: Using CSS to change the
> presentation of a user interface component when it receives focus says
> "Internet Explorer 7 does not support :focus styles for elements other
> than hyperlinks."
>
> Should this be changed to say "Internet Explorer 7 does not support
> :focus styles for elements other than hyperlinks and form controls."
>
> Loretta
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
> Date: Dec 20, 2007 8:27 AM
> Subject: IE 7.0 CSS related bug related to the :focus  psuedo CSS selector
> To: W3C WAI-PFWG <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
>
>
>
> Another apparent bug in IE 7 is that it does not support :focus CSS
> psuedo element for non-link or non-form control elements, so basically
> most ARIA type elements.
>
> See example:
>
> http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria/tree/view_html.php?title=Tree%20Example%201&ginc=includes/tree1_class.inc&gcss=css/tree1_class.css&gjs=../js/globals.js,../js/widgets_class.js,js/tree1_class.js
>
> sorry for the long url.
>
> Try if FF and then try in IE and notice the difference in styling as
> keyboard focus is changed.
>
>
> Jon
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)
>
> WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
> WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/
>
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