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[Fwd: Review inbetween pages]

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:08:37 +0100
Message-ID: <496E1C15.103@w3.org>
To: BAD TF <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Review inbetween pages
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:04:15 +0100
From: Wilco Fiers <wfiers@bartimeus.nl>
To: <shadi@w3.org>

Hello all,

I've spend some time this week reviewing Jan Sjoerd's work on the
inbetween pages. And based on that there are a few changes I'd like to
propose we make.

- Add the annotation_js.css to a different stylesheet to prevent a
delayed (and extra) requist to the server
- Add DOM detection to prevent script errors for older browsers
- Use DOM HTML rather then DOM 2 where possible (e.g. elm.id = rather
then elm.setAttribute('id', ..)
- Show/hide the titles using classnames rather then applying a style via
script

There's another issue I found and I'm not sure if this has been talked
about yet. I was wondering how the inbetween page scripts are supposed
to work for screenreader users. Because current implementation will
force readers to read every title even if they're not on the screen. The
hover/focus only does something to the visual position of the tooltip.
It doesn't do much for screenreaders to have the extra info there since
it's already in the title.

Wilco


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   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
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