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RE: From SUN

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 09:49:14 -0500
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB50B2D4A44@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: "Guide Lines list" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Imagine a Java applet with a fair sized text entry area or two.
My question is this:  Could a Java applet could ignore (probably not deliberately, but by accident of design) StickyKeys (or FilterKeys or SerialKeys or SoundSentry) within the domain of the Java applet?  Or is the VM wholly dependant on the OS to pass text?  Is a Java applet limited to "key up" event handlers, or can it watch for "key down" (and thus possibly prevent capitalization when StickyKeys is running on the OS)?
I wasn't thinking about Alt-Tab not working when I raised this question.  I am not worried so much about assistive technology being turned off.  I remain still a little anxious about the potential for accessibility features of the operating system to be ignored (which is what 1194.21(b) is about) within the virtual machine.  Your contact at Sun may have considered this aspect as well, but the answer you quote back doesn't address this concern.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 11:40 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: From SUN 

I asked Sun about the java applet question


Here is what they said.


"A Java applet cannot affect anything outside of the VM it is running in.  It 

could have some affect on the web browser, to the extent the Java applet is 

still running.  Alt-Tab away, it should have no effect." 


So it looks like a Java Applet can't override StickyKeys.   So no need to add one for this.   

Received on Monday, 5 December 2005 14:49:27 UTC

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