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Re: Checkpoint 6.6 for real.

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 19:17:18 -0400
Message-ID: <37C71C7E.83BE07E9@w3.org>
To: thatch@us.ibm.com
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
> 
> Ian,
> 
> Does the following cover both 6.5.and 6.6?
> 
> 6. x When color changes, like reverse video, are used to indicate visual focus,
> or selection, allow the user to set that color (foreground and background).

> I assume you do not want to require "user control" of rendering of the standard
> focus rectangle, which would be included in the way you interpret 6.6.

I do want to control rendering of the focus rectangle if it's
not accessible. For example, I may not be able to see a thin
rectangle but I could see a thicker rectangle (e.g., line width
5pt rather than 1pt). 

We can reduce the scope to colors, but I don't think that
will cover all the cases. 

 - Ian
 
> Someone told me how to to change the "reverse video" colors in Windows. I did it
> in my NT box, and can't find the setting on my Win98 machine. Any help?

Gak, unfortunately I don't know how to do that.

 
> Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> on 08/26/99 10:49:45 PM
> 
> To:   James Thatcher/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
> cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> Subject:  Re: Checkpoint 6.6 for real.
> 
> thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
> >
> > So here is the real 6.6!
> >
> > Allow the user to control focus highlighting (e.g., foreground
> > and background color).
> >
> > Question, what is focus highlighting. The focus indicator I know
> > from Netscape and IE is a dotted box, not a highlight.
> 
> Perhaps this is merely a question of language then: highlight is
> supposed to mean "a mechanism used to distinguish A from B." It
> may be a dotted box, reverse video, underlining, marching red ants,
> or a higher-pitched voice. How is highlighting done by
> braille displays?
> 
> It looks like we should define the term highlight in the guidelines.
> Or, use a better term. Can you suggest one?
> 
>  - Ian
> 
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