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Re: Proposed minimal requirements for selection/focus highlight (4.13, 4.14)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 03:06:04 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0006300305210.25737-100000@tux.w3.org>
3. is not a requirement, it is a technique.

An example of a mechanism that does not rely on colour is a border or

Otherwise, I agree.



On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  Checkpoints 4.13 and 4.14 of "Determining Conformance to the 
  User Agent Guidelines 1.0" are:
   Checkpoint 4.13  Allow the user to configure how the selection 
                    is highlighted (e.g., foreground and background 
   Checkpoint 4.14  Allow the user to configure how the content focus is 
                    highlighted (e.g., foreground and background color). 
  I propose for both of these the following requirements:
  1) The UA must allow for at least one highlight mechanism that doesn't
     rely on color alone.
  2) The UA should follow applicable system conventions for selection
     and focus rendering.
  3) The UA may satisfy this checkpoint by implementing the CSS
     ':focus' pseudo-element. Refer also to CSS 2's dynamic outlines [2].
  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/05/ua-minreqs
  [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/ui.html#dynamic-outlines
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
  Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
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