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Re: New internal draft of HTML techniques

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 22:29:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0407272226530.11287@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> In IE (and in the future, Mozilla)

Something's upcoming in Moz?

> tabindex can be used to
> programmatically set focus to an element that does not receive focus by
> default (for example,  <div> or <span>).

<div> and <span> cannot receive tabindex.

<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html#adef-tabindex>
    The following elements support the [751]tabindex attribute: [752]A,
    [753]AREA, [754]BUTTON, [755]INPUT, [756]OBJECT, [757]SELECT, and
    [758]TEXTAREA.

> This can be very powerful for
> creating more accessible keyboard navigation that does work with the
> screen readers (in IE on Windows). While that isn't the intent in this
> technique

then it does not seem suitable for this technique.

> I did want to mention the benefits of tabindex when used
> properly with JavaScript.

Let's write another technique for that.

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Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:29:10 UTC

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