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Subject: Re: [sca-bindings] Conformace point highlight color


Thanks for starting the thread and providing alternatives.
I actually prefer a shade of grey. Is there a good reason not to use 
grey? Works well with color-challenged technology and people. We could 
even use italics in addition to the grey color. I know in some SCA specs 
we have used italics (although not consistently) for attribute/element 
names/values, but I would suggest changing that and using courier new 
font for those.

I would also like to start a discussion on the suggestion that Eric had 
made: to use a superscript instead of running text for the conformance 
item number. It does enhance the readability.


Bryan Aupperle wrote:
> There has been some discussion over the past few weeks about the color 
> highlighting of the conformance points in several of the TCs.  To 
> summarize the key points of the discussion:
> - Without the highlighting, it is not clear in the PDF version of 
> document what the extent of the conformance point text is (it shows up 
> with grey shading in Word but this is not carried over to the generated 
> PDF).  One of the TAB members remarked favorably on the highlighting of 
> the Assembly spec in his review of the C++ spec.
> - The current highlight color can make the text  hard to read in some 
> environments, especially when the highlighted content includes added 
> text that is displayed in a different color.  This will not be as big a 
> concern when we are done working on the documents, but is a problem for 
> us in the mean time.
> - The current color is rather intense.
> I have prepared a test version of the C spec, which currently does not 
> have the highlighting, showing 6 different highlight color options (the 
> original yellow, plus 5 others)  The best place to look at the samples 
> is Appendix F (pages 109-112).  Here you can see the colors with and 
> without added text in them.  I have also converted the sample to PDF to 
> show what that would look like (links do not work).
> I offer this up to start an e-mail discussion about what highlighting 
> color people prefer.  My preference is the light yellow used for C20006 
> and C20014.  It shows well but does not seem to clash as badly with red 
> marking for added text.
> Bryan Aupperle, Ph.D.
> STSM, WebSphere Enterprise Platform Software Solution Architect
> Research Triangle Park,  NC
> +1 919-254-7508 (T/L 444-7508)
> Internet Address: aupperle@us.ibm.com
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