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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 11:35:50 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0007041132080.9847-100000@tux.w3.org>
This doesn't rely on CSS markup in the page - it can be implemented by the
UA, and a user style sheet provided with the UA. It can also be done by some
equivalent mechanism. (Much like font control is done now in some browsers).

Charles McCN

On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, David Poehlman wrote:

  any other way than css since pages may not be marked up that way?
  or am I missing something?
  
  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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