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RE: Tab panel example for SC 3.2.1

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 23:38:11 -0600
To: "'Becky Gibson'" <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: <public-wcag-teama@w3.org>
Message-ID: <017901c610f1$0d3b4a30$056fa8c0@NC6000BAK>

Hi Becky,

Thanks again.   This one gets close to crossing out of an example but since
it only comments on itself (and doesn't make a more general statement) I
think it is ok.

Others agree?  Or see a problem?

Thanks for getting this one in.   


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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Becky Gibson
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:55 PM
Cc: public-wcag-teama@w3.org
Subject: Tab panel example for SC 3.2.1

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
[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
5 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101
Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
Received on Wednesday, 4 January 2006 05:38:18 UTC

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