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Tab panel example for SC 3.2.1

From: Becky Gibson <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 13:55:14 -0500
To: "WCAG " <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: public-wcag-teama@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC58E8DDF.DE514382-ON852570EB.0066409F-852570EB.00678FC1@notesdev.ibm.com>

I took an action item [1]  to add the tab panel example to the How to Meet 
document for success criterion 3.2.1.  At the December 22, 2005 working 
group teleconference the group decided that my tab panel example [2] does 
not cause a complete change of context and is thus allowed under this 
success criterion. 

Example:   A tab panel user interface is implemented within a delivery 
unit.  The tab panel consists of 5 tabs, each with a different title and 
content. For example, US News, World News,  Weather, Entertainment, and 
Humor.   As the user navigates from tab to tab, the contents of the 
delivery unit are updated to reflect the selected tab.  For example, when 
the user navigates to the Humor tab, A short account of an interesting or 
humorous incident is made visible in the tab panel, replacing the previous 
contents of the panel.  This is the expected behavior of a tab panel user 
interface and since each tab is clearly labeled indicating the contents of 
the panel this behavior is allowed within this success criterion. 

If this example is accepted, issue #1792[3] can be closed. 


[1] Becky will add the tab panel example to the How to Meet document for 
3.2.1 as an allowed behavior. Due 01/12/06. [recorded in 
http://www.w3.org/2005/12/22-wai-wcag-minutes.html#action06] 
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005OctDec/0699.html
[3] http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1792

Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
                                                       
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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Westford, MA 01886
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Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
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