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Re: Test suite submissions

From: Rijk van Geijtenbeek <rijk@iname.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:06:04 +0100
Message-ID: <1002200859.20030313150604@iname.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Hello Ian,

On Wednesday, March 12, 2003 you wrote:

..

> Are any of the colours used on this page hard to distinguish?:

>    http://www.hixie.ch/tests/key.html

Yes, but in a non-fatal way (for me at least).

'yellow-on-maroon' looks more like 'yellow-on-black' to me, but is
clearly a fail.

And 'red-on-white' is clearly not green, so also easy to spot as a
fail. But it is much easier to see the text is actually red when I
make sure to use a 'fat' font, like Arial/Tahoma/Trebuchet shown at
14pt.

> Note that as you observe, most of the tests check if you can see only
> green, rather than if you can't see red.

Which is good enough (for me). It would be interesting to see if
others find it harder. Here are some examples of tests that don't
follow the guideline above, and which I find hard to do:
http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS1/current/sec14.htm
Have to look carefully to see the text is really red, not black.

http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS1/current/sec24.htm
I remember I have edited the code to change maroon to lime to be sure
Opera supported this...

> See also: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/guidelines.html#color




Greetings,
 Rijk                            mailto:rijk@iname.com

Mot du Jour:
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
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