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RE: Tab panel example for SC 3.2.1

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 08:18:08 -0600
To: "'Gez Lemon'" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Becky Gibson'" <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <public-wcag-teama@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001a01c61139$b0e93780$056fa8c0@NC6000BAK>

Hmmm.  Good catch. 

That would also fail the 'operable by keyboard' success criterion. 

Becky - are you navigating between tabs in some manner other than straight
tabbing?  (in windows you use control tab -but in a browser.... it would be
regular tabbing right?) 

If regular tabbing --  it would seem to make it difficult to move off of the
tabs and into any one of the tab screens...

Are we missing something?

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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: Gez Lemon [mailto:gez.lemon@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 7:47 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Cc: Becky Gibson; WCAG; public-wcag-teama@w3.org
Subject: Re: Tab panel example for SC 3.2.1

On 04/01/06, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu> wrote:
> Thanks again.   This one gets close to crossing out of an example but
> it only comments on itself (and doesn't make a more general statement) 
> I think it is ok.
> Others agree?  Or see a problem?

I think it needs further clarification. Suppose I have a tab panel at the
top of a document, and a form at the bottom of the document. I want to
select an item in the middle of the tabs, and then navigate to the form to
enter some details. With a mouse, this is simple, but if I were unable to
use a mouse, how would I navigate away from the tab panel without switching

Best regards,


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