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Re: UA/GL duplication of effort? Re: Review of Script Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (part 2.)

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 14:36:30 +0100
Message-ID: <003901c14046$ed514820$b9917bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Should one name should be enough for those cases where duplication is not
desirable?

It seems that if one wishes onmouseover and onfocus to point to the same
function, and one wishes to find out the name of the object which has focus,
(for a linked image) one needs a name in the 'a' tag for onfocus, and a
separate name in the 'img' tag for onmouseover.
Whilst one can see the reason for being able to name each object this does
lead to confusion, and will make it hard to maintain code.
Should one name be enough (for those cases where duplication is not
desirable.)

snippet to demonstrate issue: http://www.peepo.com/crap/argo2/query.html
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I've constructed a drag and drop via tabkey (and arrow keys), or mouse page,
the results are here:
http://www.peepo.com/crap/argo2/
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Please accept my apologies if this seems a minor issue, it has caused me
considerable trouble.

tx

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
on the web"
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2001 10:03:19 GMT

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