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

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 11:26:57 -0400
Message-ID: <395CBC41.770B5A1C@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> 3. is not a requirement, it is a technique.

So is 2. for that matter. I split them into "must", "should" and "may",
where the minimal requirement is number 1: "must".

_ Ian
 
> An example of a mechanism that does not rely on colour is a border or
> underline.
> 
> Otherwise, I agree.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Charles
> 
> On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
>   Hello,
> 
>   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
>                     color).
> 
>    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
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