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Re: Checkpoint 6.6 for real.

From: <thatch@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 17:17:05 -0500
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <852567DA.007A6969.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>


Does the following cover both 6.5.and 6.6?

6. x When color changes, like reverse video, are used to indicate visual focus,
or selection, allow the user to set that color (foreground and background).

I assume you do not want to require "user control" of rendering of the standard
focus rectangle, which would be included in the way you interpret 6.6.

Someone told me how to to change the "reverse video" colors in Windows. I did it
in my NT box, and can't find the setting on my Win98 machine. Any help?

Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> on 08/26/99 10:49:45 PM

To:   James Thatcher/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject:  Re: Checkpoint 6.6 for real.

thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
> So here is the real 6.6!
> Allow the user to control focus highlighting (e.g., foreground
> and background color).
> Question, what is focus highlighting. The focus indicator I know
> from Netscape and IE is a dotted box, not a highlight.

Perhaps this is merely a question of language then: highlight is
supposed to mean "a mechanism used to distinguish A from B." It
may be a dotted box, reverse video, underlining, marching red ants,
or a higher-pitched voice. How is highlighting done by
braille displays?

It looks like we should define the term highlight in the guidelines.
Or, use a better term. Can you suggest one?

 - Ian

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