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Re: EDITORIAL: Proposed clarification to checkpoints on highlighting selection and focus

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:18:46 -0400
Message-ID: <39D36F66.5844F220@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Addendum: the same problem/solution applies to checkpoints 8.2 and 8.3:
(rendering link information).

 - Ian


Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Marja Koivunen has pointed out to me that checkpoints
> 4.14 and 4.15 of the 1 September Guidelines have minor problems.
> The checkpoints are:
> 
> <OLD>
> 4.14 Allow the user to configure how the selection is highlighted
> (e.g., foreground and background color). Offer
> at least three rendering options, including colors and fonts.
> Allow the user to select from among the range of
> system colors and fonts. [Priority 1]
> 
> 4.15 Allow the user to configure how the content focus is
> highlighted (e.g., foreground and background color).
> Offer at least three rendering options, including colors and
> fonts. Allow the user to select from among the range
> of system colors and fonts. The default focus highlight mechanism
> must be different from the default selection
> highlight mechanism. [Priority 1]
> </OLD>
> 
> The problems are:
> 
> a) Neither checkpoint talks about non-visual highlighting
> b) Neither checkpoint includes a minimum requirement for
>    non-visual highlighting.
> 
> To address this, I propose the following changes:
> 
> 1) List "voice pitch" as an example of how audio highlighting
>    might be done.
> 
> 2) Specify that the minimal requirements mentioned (fonts and colors)
>    apply to graphical user agents.
> 
> 3) Do not include minimal requirements for non-visual highlighting, but
>    add a cross reference to checkpoint 4.12 (speech parameter control).
> 
> <NEW>
> Allow the user to configure how the selection is highlighted
> (e.g., foreground and background color, voice pitch, etc.).
> For graphical user interfaces, offer at least three rendering
> options, including colors and fonts.
> Allow the user to select from among the range of system colors and
> fonts.
> 
> Allow the user to configure how the content focus is highlighted
> (e.g., foreground and background color, voice pitch, etc.).
> For graphical user interfaces, offer at least three rendering options,
> including colors and fonts. For graphical user interfaces, allow the
> user to select from among the range of system colors and fonts.
> The default focus highlight mechanism must be different from the
> default selection highlight mechanism.
> </NEW>
> 
>  - Ian
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20000901/
> 
> P.S. I intend to include these changes in the next draft and will
> revert them if discussion about this topic requires.
> 
> --
> Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
> Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
> Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783

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Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783
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