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Re: [WICD] focusable child elements / Action-383

From: Timur Mehrvarz <timur.mehrvarz@web.de>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:54:56 +0200
Message-Id: <C770A165-BDD7-4345-86B7-44EB3DD13CAF@web.de>
Cc: public-cdf@w3.org
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On 24. Jun 2006, at 13:07, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 13:02:12 +0200, Timur Mehrvarz  
> <timur.mehrvarz@web.de> wrote:
>> WICD Core assumes identical treatment, for as long as (scalable)  
>> child elements are not explicitly made focusable.
> Could you please elaborate on "explicitly made focusable"?

How about..

"For a child element to become focusable, it must advertise itself as  
being focusable."

Agents should make child elements explicitly focusable, only if they  
require focus. (If they are interactive or contain links or  
whatever.) Elements that do not require focus (such as bitmap images  
and non interactive SVG) should - by default - not receive focus.

With this, authors can make use of bitmap images and non interactive  
SVG elements, purely for style purposes. Without bringing down the  
usability of their documents at the same time.

Agents may, of course, provide an alternative rendering mode, in  
which also non interactive SVG elements become focusable. But this  
should then probably also include bitmap images. (Btw, this is meant  
by "child elements must be treated like bitmap images". Not sure if  
this answers your question.)

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