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[Bug 18245] Conveying state of an Active tab in tabbed panels to Assistive Technologies like screen readers

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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:47:23 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18245

--- Comment #7 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> 2012-09-13 19:47:23 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > For a CSS approach see:
> > 
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Apr/0298.html
> 
> doesn't ppaear to provide any info about how the semantics/states and
> properties of the tabs are to be conveyed or am I missing something?

Don't think you are.

It's just an example of what a tabbing mechanism might look like in CSS. If
this was added, mappings to accessibility API roles, states, and properties
would have to be derived. If we also added markup for tab views that could use
the CSS mechanism.

Not sure of the merits of tab views being expressed as part of the structure of
the document/application rather than presentation.

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