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Re: [whatwg] Outline style to use for drawSystemFocusRing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:48:17 +0000 (UTC)
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1307292147040.27623@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>
On Mon, 29 Jul 2013, Rik Cabanier wrote:
> >
> > The idea is it's supposed to be the system style (hence the name of 
> > the method, draw _system_ focus ring), and that if the authors wants a 
> > special style, they use drawCustomFocusRing() and if it returns true 
> > they draw it themselves (using strokeStyle and stroke(), or whatever).
> >
> > There's an example in the spec -- search for "couple of checkboxes".
> That example doesn't show how the focus rings are supposed to render. 
> The spec says:
> ... draws a focus ring *around *the current default path or the given path
> ...

Note that that text is non-normative. There's a big box to that effect 
just above the text itself.

> and:
> ... draw a focus ring of the appropriate style along the intended path...

That one is normative.

> Which way should it be drawn?

The way the normative one says it is to be drawn.

> It seems that the focus ring should be around the path and drawn in 
> accordance to the browser's algorithm of focus regions.

Not really should what you're asking. Can you elaborate?

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