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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 10:27:53 -0600
To: "'Becky Gibson'" <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005301c6114b$d05c5810$8c17a8c0@NC6000BAK>

Thanks Becky

And thanks Gez for catching the ambiguity. 

Other comments?  


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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: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 8:52 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Tab panel example for SC 3.2.1

The actual example uses the DHTML roadmap and navigates the tabs using arrow
keys. The user would use the tab key to navigate to the tab panel control,
then arrow between the actual tabs.  Pressing tab again would leave the tab
panel (with the current panel still active) and navigate to the next item
with a tab stop on the page (in Gez's example this would be the first field
in the form). 

Does the following help to clarify?

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 using the arrow keys, 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.  The tab key can be used to navigate from the tab panel control
to other elements on the page. 

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 16:28:13 UTC

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