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Re: Proposed Final Design for W3C Technical Reports style in 2016

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:52:50 -0500
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, 'David Carlisle' <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Cc: "chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>, "w3c-ac-forum@w3.org" <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>, 'W3C WAI Protocols & Formats' <public-pfwg@w3.org>, 'public-low-vision-a11y-tf' <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>, 'Wayne Dick' <wayneedick@gmail.com>, 'Srinivasu Chakravarthula' <srinivasu.chakravarthula@deque.com>
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On 01/05/2016 09:43 AM, Jonathan Avila wrote:
> ØI'll gently push back on your assertion, as I believe it is the combination of text and underline - together as a visual
> whole - that signals to most readers that a link is indeed a link. In other words, it's not "  link text ", nor is it _______,
> but rather, the combination of the two: _link text_
>
> This is also something I’ve always had heartburn over as well.  That is sometimes meaning is communicated not by color itself
> but by the difference in luminosity.    Technique G183 for links indicate that links must be indicated differently on
> focus/hover from the surrounding text – but in theory this could be met simply by a focus rectangle by meeting SC 2.4.7 (if A
> and AA are applicable).
>
> A similar issue applies to change in background color on list items, page tabs, etc. that is focus and selection indication
> can be met by changing the background and thus communicate focus or selected state by the change in luminosity.  This change
> in luminosity may not be in the text but may be in the background.  In these cases SC 1.4.3 as written would not apply.   It’s
> unclear if SC 1.4.1 would apply in this case as it’s not color but the difference in luminosity. Technique G183 is mapped to
> SC 1.4.1 and not SC 1.4.3 – which makes me think SC 1.4.1 might be broader than just color but that’s not how it’s written.

Fwiw, the styles do add a background (and thicken the underline)
on :focus and :hover.

~fantasai
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