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RE: Microsoft patented keyboard-navigation?

From: Rotan Hanrahan <Rotan.Hanrahan@MobileAware.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 13:55:24 +0100
Message-ID: <D9BC812593BC2E44A803E6765FFA5E2D657E25@gpo.mobileaware.com>
To: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, "WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>
Wasn't this feature in emacs/w3 back in '98 (or earlier). I'm sure some emacs
fans could put an exact date on when the feature appeared. It had tab and 
shift-tab for forward and reverse link selection.

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG [mailto:rscano@iwa-italy.org] 
	Sent: Mon 06/09/2004 07:55 
	To: WCAG List; w3c-wai-au@w3.org 
	Cc: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org 
	Subject: Microsoft patented keyboard-navigation?


	United States Patent 6,785,865
	Cote ,   et al. August 31, 2004
	Discoverability and navigation of hyperlinks via tabs
	A user may discover and navigate among hyperlinks through the use of a
	keyboard. For example, a user may press a tab key to discover and
	navigate to a first hyperlink that is part of a hypertext document. The
	first hyperlink is, in response, given focus and a focus shape is drawn
	around the text or graphics for the hot region of the hyperlink. If the
	user again presses the tab key, the next hyperlink is given focus and a
	focus shape (i.e., an outline that surrounds the next hyperlink) is
	drawn around the next hyperlink. A user may also tab to a placeholder
	for an image in order to make a decision whether the image should be
	downloaded or not.
	How this will involve the WAI (WCAG, ATAG and UAAG) base requirement
	that says that all the functionality must be accessible by keyboard,
	coherent navigation by keyboard, etc. etc.?
	Can any Microsoft rep. inform about this?
	P.S. I've put W3C AC Forum in cc.
	Thanks a lot!
	Roberto Scano (rscano@iwa-italy.org)
	IWA/HWG International Project Manager and EMEA Coordinator
	International Webmasters Association / HTML Writers Guild
	W3C Advisory Commitee Representative for IWA/HWG
	W3C WCAG Working Group Member - W3C ATAG Working Group Member
	http://www.iwanet.org - http://www.hwg.org

	E-Mail: emea@iwanet.org - w3c-rep@iwanet.org

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