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RE: TABINDEX - HTML Applications

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 15:24:35 -0800
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To: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
What is an HTML application ?
A DHTML page ?
Anything with a FORM ?

The current Microsoft home page, http://www.microsoft.com has a menu-driven
interface, written in DHTML.  You'll only see it if running IE4 or greater.

I defined a HTML application as dynamic HTML.  Presents user interface,
responds to user input and possibly reformats itself based on such.

HTML applications are quite common place at Microsoft now.  The Personal Web
Server for Windows 95 and Windows 98 has had HTML based administration for 2
years, as does it's bigger brother, Internet Information Server.  Outlook 98
has HTML based UI in several places - the Find and Organize features.
(which I demo'd in Minneapolis)

Internet Explorer's Find dialog is also implemented in HTML.  The Windows 98
Internet Connection Wizard is also a HTML dialog.

I think that it's important that the guidelines strongly address dynamic
(small 'd') HTML with a refresher on Accessible Software Design - keyboard
access, color, etc.

Charles Oppermann
Program Manager, Accessibility and Disabilities Group, Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com  http://www.microsoft.com/enable/
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!"

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Dardailler [mailto:danield@w3.org]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 1999 4:51 AM
To: Charles McCathieNevile
Cc: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann; WAI GL
Subject: Re: TABINDEX - HTML Applications 

> Chuck has raised this issue before. What should we be doing about HTML
> applications? Currently they are briefly covered in the Guidelines - if
> you create a User Interface, make it accessible. Do we need to go beyond
> that? Are there any checkpoints we should have but do not?

What is an HTML application ?
A DHTML page ?
Anything with a FORM ?

I can't find a definition in the guidelines or techniques.
Received on Monday, 11 January 1999 18:24:42 UTC

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