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Re: ISSUE-96 Change Proposal

From: CFIT <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 21:51:36 +0100
Message-Id: <B6F9CDF9-EC3F-4ED0-9FD1-644FA5C38644@cfit.ie>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Both of those points that Steve raises are the cornerstone of  
accessible web apps.

On 1 Apr 2010, at 21:03, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> hi jonas, i probably haven't explained myself clearly.
>
> i think 2 things are needed:
> Ability to use a control with the keyboard
> when a simple control (button) or parts of a complex control (date
> picker) receive keyboard focus the focus state is exposed via an
> accessibility API.
>
> is that any clearer?
>
> btw
> I do not think any of the controls should be removed from the spec.
>
>
> regards
> stevef
>
>
> On 1 April 2010 16:54, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 8:38 AM, Steven Faulkner
>> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> hi jonas,
>>> I didn't imply that anything should be removed from HTML5
>>
>> Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you did. I intended to ask what your
>> opinion was on the subject.
>>
>>>> I'm curious to hear that you're bringing up programmatic focus.
>>>> Do you mean that
>>>> it's important that the *web page* can programmatically focus a
>>>> particular button in, for example, a date picker? Rather than  
>>>> that the
>>>> user can use accessibility APIs to do this.
>>>
>>> I mean that focus needs to be provided natively for all native  
>>> control
>>> keyboard interactions by the browser .
>>
>> Hmm, I don't think I understand fully what you are saying.
>>
>> Are you saying that "programmatic focus and keyborad operability"  
>> from
>> your initial email is about that these things must be provided by the
>> browser to the user via accessibility APIs? I.e. the browser must
>> allow the user to use keyboard navigation as well as use other
>> accessibility APIs to focus various parts of the date picker?
>>
>> / Jonas
>>
>
>
>
> -- 
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG Europe
> Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
>
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