W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ua@w3.org > October to December 2000

RE: Proposal for modifying checkpoint 4.17 (Issue 405)

From: Hansen, Eric <ehansen@ets.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 14:35:47 -0500
To: "'Al Gilman'" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-id: <B49B36B1086DD41187DC000077893CFB8B45F7@rosnt46.ets.org>
I have a similar concern as Al on this point.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Gilman [mailto:asgilman@iamdigex.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 2:13 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposal for modifying checkpoint 4.17 (Issue 405)
> 
> 
> At 12:11 PM 2000-12-13 -0600, Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> >2. Focus style should have priority over selection style.  
> No mixing, just 
> >priority.
> >
> 
> Please note my concern on this point.  The UA should be 
> allowed or encouraged
> to mix them if it can.  The priority should only be an issue 
> if it can't.  The
> CSS algorithm (pick one style) is bad human engineering in 
> this situation. 
> Lots of the relevant screen effects mix fine.
> 
> I think that my input on this point is consistent with what 
> Greg Lowney said. 
> Greg says that the default focus and selection styles should 
> be mixable and be
> mixed when something is both focused and selected.  That is a 
> good idea.  We
> don't necessarily have to make it a requirement, but we sure 
> shouldn't make it
> disallowed.
> 
> It's one thing to say that the UA is not required to mix them 
> and when it
> can't
> it should use the focus style.  It's another to say that the 
> UA should not mix
> them but just use the focus style.  To me the latter is 
> writing rules that
> degrade the communication effectiveness of the tool, which is 
> not our goal,
> last I checked.
> 
> Al
> 
Received on Wednesday, 13 December 2000 14:36:20 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 27 October 2009 06:50:22 GMT