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Re: implemented minor suggestions from Pasquale to Evaluation Suite

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 08:38:27 -0500
Message-ID: <43297953.4020207@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: shadi@w3.org

>> * current wording: "Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to "tab"
>> through the links and form controls on a page, ..."
>> * suggested revision: "Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to
>> navigate by tab through the links and form controls on a page, "
> 
> As Andrew points out [1], sometimes it is not the TAB key that is used 
> to navigate through the links. I've taken out "tab" because it either 
> refers to the actual key or is confusing jargon. The text now reads:
> 
> "Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to navigate through the ..."

hum... I'm not sure whether "tab" is confusing jargon, or clarifying colloquialism[1]. People might not know how to use the keyboard to navigate through a Web page. Looking back at the context -- which is instructions for evaluators[2] -- I think we should add back in something like, "for example, using the "Tab" key..." to tell them how to navigate without a mouse.

version/priority: list for next version (that is, I'm OK with editor's discretion on this one for now!)

~ shawn

[1] http://www.google.com/search?hs=ooD&hl=en&lr=&client=opera&rls=en&q=define%3A+colloquialism&btnG=Search
[2] "Examine the selected sample of pages with graphical user interface (GUI) browsers... making the following adjustments:... Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to navigate through the links and form controls on a page, making sure that you can access all links and form controls, and that the links clearly indicate what they lead to." - http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/eval/conformance.html
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