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Re: Proposal: Merge checkpoints about text foreground and background colors (4.3/4.4)

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 08:49:52 -0600
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20010102084939.01284380@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Ian,
Sounds fine to me.

Jon


At 10:44 AM 12/29/2000 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Hello,
>
>In the 23 October draft [1], checkpoints 4.3 and 4.4
>ensure control of foreground and background colors of
>all text:
>
>4.3 Allow the user to configure the foreground color of all
>     text, with an option to override author-specified,
>     and user agent default, foreground colors.
>     Allow the user to select from among the
>     range of system colors. [Priority 1]
>
>4.4 Allow the user to configure the background color of all
>     text, with an option to override author-specified,
>     and user agent default background colors.
>     Allow the user to select from among the
>     range of system colors. [Priority 1]
>
>The checkpoints have the same priority and almost
>always appear together in the guidelines and techniques
>documents.
>
>Reasons to merge them:
>
>  1) One less P1 checkpoint, same requirements.
>  2) Since they should be set as a pair (by authors, users),
>     it is convenient that they be listed as a pair.
>
>I propose the following formulation of the merged
>checkpoints (a little easier to read, I think):
>
><NEW>
>Allow the user to configure the foreground and background
>color of all text, with an option to override foreground
>and background colors specified by the author or user agent
>defaults. Allow the user to select from among the range of
>system colors.
></NEW>
>
>NOTE: As part of an action item for issue 348 [2], I am
>reviewing this checkpoint and others related to styling
>selection and focus. I may propose additional changes
>to this and other checkpoints as part of this action, but
>I expect that in any case, foreground and background color
>requirements will be in a single checkpoint.
>
>  - Ian
>
>P.S. The first group of checkpoint in Guideline 4
>is entitled
>  "Checkpoints for fonts and colors (content accessibility)"
>
>Since these checkpoints (now 3) are only about visually
>rendered text (and not colors for all content), I propose
>reducing the scope of the title to:
>
>  "Checkpoints for visually rendered text (content accessibility)"
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-20001023/
>[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/11/minutes-20001116#issue-348
>--
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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