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RE: usability testing notes - RE: WSTF Agenda for 25 October 2004

From: Shawn Lawton Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:38:42 -0500
To: "'Sailesh Panchang'" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c4bba4$2a15d100$917fb118@SLHenry>

From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:sailesh.panchang@deque.com] 
(http://www.w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/8-gr.html)
Normally in other menus I have seen, the plus sign is a link and so is
the text adjacent to it. 
Is selecting the plus link and the adjacent text link supposed to
produce the same effect?
But on the WAI page under discussion, the plus sign is part of the link.
So I wonder what is the purpose of the plus sign?To me it just appears
like a link and selecting it takes me to the next level and so forth.

Shawn replies:
In the current prototype, the plus sign and the text adjacent to it do
the exact same thing; thus, they are one link. The plus sign is to
indicate that there are "children" under that node. So, it is working
"correctly". However, we should consider if it seems wrong because it is
somewhat different from some other implementations.

From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:sailesh.panchang@deque.com] 
Interestingly, WinEyes does not  announce the plus sign but just reads
the link.

Shawn replies:
We should consider the impact of this.

Thanks for the comments!

~ Shawn
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2004 21:38:47 GMT

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