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Re: Link colour in CSS: .invalid a

From: Douglas Livingstone <Douglas@redmelon.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 18:30:28 +0100
Message-ID: <001a01c29af1$b42ae0e0$aa753850@douglas>
To: "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>

Hi Terje,

Lighter blue is not a problem (something like #99CCFF perhaps).

I suggested the background colour because all the other unvisited link
colours were blue, I don't have a particular issue with blue on maroon in
general.

I like the recent changes to the validator, good work!

Thanks,
Douglas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terje Bless" <link@pobox.com>
To: "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: "Douglas Livingstone" <lists@redmelon.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: Link colour in CSS: .invalid a


Douglas Livingstone <lists@redmelon.net> wrote:

>For me, these two colours do not contrast well enough in:
>
>http://validator.w3.org/results.css
>
>.invalid   {background:  #880531}
>.invalid a {color: blue}
>
>I recommend "color: blue;" be given a background, such as:
>"background-color: silver;" or some other way to add contrast.
>(lighter text for example)

Is a lighter shade of blue sufficient to make this text comfortably
readable to you or is blue text on red(ish) background a problem in
general?

I would prefer to not add a background color to just the link in that
header (for ęstethic reasons), but obviously readability must come first.



Thanks for letting us know about this!
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2002 12:29:27 GMT

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