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Re: IBM Comments to WCAG 2 May 17 Working Draft

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:33:11 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0712111533m6f137386q68f3d227c4fe1e87@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Andrew LaHart" <andrew.lahart@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, "Andi Snow-Weaver" <andisnow@us.ibm.com>

Positioning different sections of the content via CSS would satisfy SC
2.4.3, since focus would follow logical order within each section of
the page, and there is no logical requirement that the sections be in
any relative order. We have added such an example to Understanding SC
2.4.3.

We have also changed the SC so that there is a success criterion at
Level A that requires the focus order to follow information and
relationships conveyed through presentation.  While there are
sometimes several orders that would be consistent with the
presentation, we do not feel that your proposed example would meet
this new success criterion.

(There is also another SC at level AAA:   2.4.11  If a Web page can be
navigated sequentially and the focus order affects operability,
focusable components receive focus in an order that is consistent with
the visual layout order of the web page. )

Regards,

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group


> 3) Location: 2.4.3 Focus Order
>
> Comment: Please add an example in the How to section of this guideline to
> show an example of a form (like composing an email message) in a Web page
> with left side and top navigation bars. If the form controls all have
> tabindex values greater than zero and the navbars have no tabindex values,
> will this page meet the success criteria?
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