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RE: [script techniques] onactivate not valid HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 [Was: Re: Updated Internal Drafts Published]

From: Doug Gibson <doug@dgibson.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 14:07:05 -0400
To: "'WAI GL \(E-mail\)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009801c4ae2a$ca45d490$6e01a8c0@death>

Can anyone refresh me on why we don't just use onclick (I probably
missed those discussions)? As far as I know, the keyboard has always
fired the onclick event at least on links and buttons. Does it not work
this way in certain user agents or is it against spec that it does work
that way?

Thanks,

Doug Gibson




-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Martin Honnen
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 9:40 AM
To: 'WAI GL (E-mail)'
Subject: [script techniques] onactivate not valid HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0
[Was: Re: Updated Internal Drafts Published]




Ben Caldwell wrote:


> Just a quick note to let everyone know that the latest round of
internal working drafts has been published. 

> Scripting Techniques for WCAG 2.0
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-SCRIPT-TECHS-20041008/ 

That draft in
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-SCRIPT-TECHS-20041008/#dom-act
ivate
suggests to use an onactivate event handler in HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 
markup, giving the following example:
   <p><a href="menu.php" onactivate="checkForCookie()">main menu</a></p>
however I think that is wrong as that is neither valid HTML 4.01 nor 
valid XHTML 1.0. If you look at the HTML 4.01 specification then it 
defines event handler attributes in
   http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/scripts.html#h-18.2.3
and you do not find onactivate there. It doesn't make much sense then to

have a script techniques example suggesting to use an attribute that is 
not part of HTML 4.

-- 

	Martin Honnen
	http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/
Received on Saturday, 9 October 2004 18:07:14 GMT

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