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Re: Anchor colours

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 06:51:31 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19991126145131.29667.rocketmail@web902.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr
--- Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edfgdf.fr>
wrote:
> > The CSS spec should have a statement in the anchor
> > pseudo-class section to the effect that authors
> should
> > make sure that their anchors are distinguishable
> from
> > the body text; especially important for people who
> > can't (or don't want to) use a mouse (because no
> > cursor feedback).
> 
> Accessibility issue. Should be forwarded to WAI
> lists.
> Not a CSS issue IMHO.

I don't find this insistence on strict separation of
issues very helpful - in the ideal world people would
all read up on accessibility, but in the real world
they don't, and therefore every opportunity should be
taken.

In addition, it is no more an accessibility issue than
the comment that is in the CSS spec that background
should be specified with color - what is the
difference between:

Author:
BODY {
color: black;
}
User:
BODY {
background: black;
}

And

Author:
BODY {
color: red;
}
User:
A {color: red;
text-decoration: none}

?

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