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[Bug 8715] New: Scrolling elements into view

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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:55:43 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8715-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8715

           Summary: Scrolling elements into view
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/editing.html#scrolling-
                    elements-into-view
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, a11ytf
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-
                    html-a11y@w3.org


As the scrollIntoView([top]) method is all about giving focus it is important
that the needs of non-visual users are covered in a more explicit way.

The spec currently states that:

"Non-visual user agents may ignore the argument, or may treat it in some
media-specific manner most useful to the user." 

This seems very vague.

Should the spec not offer more concrete advice? Such as:

"Non-visual user agents may provide focus to the top most relevant element
within the window view, for example by giving focus to the most relevant
heading when the method is called. This will help users of Assistive Technology
such as a screen reader, orientate themselves.

Where there are no relevant elements, then non-visual user agents may ignore
the argument, or may treat it in some other media-specific manner that would be
most beneficial to the user".


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