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Mouse hover and focus not equivalent

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 19:44:03 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Andrew LaHart
Email: andrew.lahart@us.ibm.com
Affiliation: IBM
Document: TD
Item Number: C16
Part of Item: Examples
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Mouse hover and focus not equivalent
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
This technique shows changing the background color or border of an element when the mouse hovers over the element.  Mouse hover and focus are not equivalent.   This sentence in the description is incorrect, \"Usually the focus is attained through using a mouse to hover over the element or a keyboard to tab to the element.\"   Focus is NOT obtained via mouse over.  Focus is obtained via a mouse click (although that may also perform an action).  The test procedure also equates mouse hover with focus.   

Proposed Change:
The description and title should be updated to include hover as an action which may be used to modify background color or border, or the examples need to be updated to remove :hover from the CSS and the test procedure needs to be updated to remove hover as a test case.
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