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Re: Styling for high-contrast mode


From: Keith Parks
Date: Oct 17, 2008 3:35PM

On Oct 17, 2008, at 11:17 AM, Dean Hamack wrote:

> 4. A much better way to achieve the results Microsoft was aiming for
> would
> have been to make it so that when HCM was activated, it turned off the
> default stylesheet, made the text white and the background black,
> and scaled
> the fonts up. It would take me two minutes to write a stylesheet
> like that,
> so I'm not sure why MS can't figure it out.

Except that HCM affects the entire user interface on the system level,
and all applications, not just browsers. So while MS *could* have
tapped into the power of CSS to create this rendering effect for Web
content, they would have had to then *exempt* browser applications
from the the HC rendering scheme. Or exempt the html window of the
app, but still have HCM control the app's interface elements.

(Can't believe I'm *defending* a choice the MS made... what have I
become?? ;^)

But yeah, it's a PITA. /^(

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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