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Re: highlight & active link

From: James Allan <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 10:45:38 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
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I think this referes to browsers like webspeak that highlight text as it is
read or to let you know the current item on which the cursor rests.
Currently, you cannot change the highlight color in webspeak (I think it is
planned for a future release). The grapic browsers have the focus box but
there is no color change. Lynx changes the color of the link on which the
cursor sits. I don't know of a way to change the color.  

At 11:31 AM 5/12/1998 -0400, you wrote:
>Can someone please clarify something for me.
>In the guidelines presentation section we
>have the following "recommendation" 
>"User can adjust the highlight foreground 
>and background colors used by the browser"
>If the focus is on a link, is it safe to
>assume the link would be highlighted?
>I know IE 4, Opera, and possibly other 
>browsers will allow you to prominently
>change the look of links as you tab 
>through them. In older versions of 
>browsers it is often difficult to see
>which link is selected is you don't
>mouse over. I would like to see 
>this feature make it into the guidelines
>and I just want to make sure the term
>highlight is the right word to use.
>Or am I confusing two separate issues?
Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
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