[thelist] RE: IE click border... (digest, Vol 1 #1383: Msg 9)

Matt Patterson ltu97mp at reading.ac.uk
Mon Jun 4 13:25:00 CDT 2001

On 4/6/01 at 2:10 pm, bobd at members.evolt.org (Bob Davis) wrote:

> Well, I'm not Matt, but I remembered a conversation about this on 
> another list I'm on.
> Joe Crawford (Hi Joe!) pointed out this great URL:
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/ui.html#dynamic-outlines

> On Monday, June 4, 2001, at 12:54 PM, lists wrote:
> > Matt,
> >
> > Can you please tell me which :focus pseudoclass behavior(s) would 
> > provide *equivalent* functionality for those who need it?  I've 

Yup. This is one of the behaviours. The main thing to note is that :focus pseudoclass is a pseudoclass the way :link or :visited or :hover is, so the full range of CSS behaviours are available to you... *equivalent* (sorry...) functionality might mean you make a subtle background colour change or something similar to that - as with any design the most important factors are the context your design is working in and the appropriateness of that design, and obviously the default link and form element outlines may well fail to provide the appropriateness people are looking for.

I hope that makes sense.

Matt (who actually likes the IE5/Mac default outlines... [sorry folks, but there's no accounting for taste...])


Matt Patterson:
   Reading University
   Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

   ltu97mp at reading.ac.uk

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