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RE: proposed example for 3.2, l2, sc1

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 14:07:43 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B02505A0C@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Kerstin Goldsmith" <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>, "wcag" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Kerstin wrote:
 
<blockquote>
  -   When a user moves focus to a dropdown list, or poplist,
highlighting a choice in the list does not automatically activate an
on-change event.  The
on-change event can be activated either by the user exiting the list, or
having the next function in the tab order be a submit action of some
kind outside
the list altogether.

</blockquote>
 
According to the proposed example, merely exiting a pulldown menu/popup
menu/selection list could cause a change of context. This would be
almost as disorienting as firing the onChange event when the downArrow
is pressed.
 
I think we should disallow this.
 
JOhhn
 
 

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Kerstin Goldsmith
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 4:16 PM
To: wcag
Subject: proposed example for 3.2, l2, sc1


I took an action item to come up with example/s for 3.2, L2 SC1, which
read:
      Changing the setting of any input field does not automatically
cause a change
<http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Guideline_3.2#context-c
hangedef> of context. (Guide
<http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Guide_to_3.2_L2_SC1> to
3.2 L2 SC1)



Proposed Example:


  -   When a user moves focus to a dropdown list, or poplist,
highlighting a choice in the list does not automatically activate an
on-change event.  The on-change event can be activated either by the
user exiting the list, or having the next function in the tab order be a
submit action of some kind outside the list altogether.
Received on Tuesday, 1 November 2005 20:08:00 GMT

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