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Re: [PROPOSAL] Revision to the wording for the reference in checkpoint 4.3 to system color capabilities

From: gregory j. rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 13:48:25 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.95.1010720134433.1273B-100000@ns.hicom.net>
aloha, again, jon!

again, i lodge the same objection here as in the case of 4.2 and 4.1 --
dialog box is a technique; the key bit is the conventional color selection
mechanism, whatever that be...  so, again, i counter-propose:

<PROPOSED-GJR-4-3>
Allow the user to choose from among the full range of colors offered by
the conventional color selection mechanism of the operating environment. 
If the operating environment does not offer a conventional/direct color
selection mechanism, allow the user to choose any color supported by the
conventional text drawing APIs of the operating environment. 
</PROPOSED-GJR-4-3>


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On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Jon Gunderson wrote:
> This is a proposed revision of checkpoint 4.3 based on discussions on the 
> 19 July teleconference[1].
> 
> <CURRENT>
> Allow the user to choose from among the full range of colors offered by the 
> conventional color selection mechanism of the operating environment.
> </CURRENT>
> 
> <NEW>
> Allow the user to choose from among the full range of colors offered by the 
> conventional color selection dialog box resource supported by the operating 
> environment. If the operating environment does not offer a conventional 
> color selection dialog box resource, allow the user to choose any color 
> supported by the conventional text drawing APIs of the operating environment.
> </NEW>
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JulSep/0136.html
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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