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Re: Microsoft patented keyboard-navigation?

From: Rodolfo Vargas <rodolfo_vargas@phoenix.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 12:46:22 +0100
To: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>, <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BD620C9E.89B2%rodolfo_vargas@phoenix.com>

Interesting...

Teknema, Inc. Develops this functionality on the Easy-Rider Browser (Tiber)
back to 1995, and the concept was emulated by a numerous embedded browsers
displaying on TV at that time...

Teknema IP assets now belongs to Phoenix Technologies, Ltd.

Best regards,
Rodolfo Vargas
Senior Staff Architect/ Technologist
Phoenix Technologies, Ltd.

On 9/6/04 7:55 AM, "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org> wrote:

> 
> http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u
> =/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,785,865.WKU.&OS=PN/6,785,865&RS=PN/6,
> 785,865
> 
> United States Patent 6,785,865
> Cote ,   et al. August 31, 2004
> 
> 
> Discoverability and navigation of hyperlinks via tabs
> 
> Abstract
> 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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> 
> 
Received on Monday, 6 September 2004 11:46:58 UTC

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