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FW: tabindex technique

From: Adam Solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:28:47 +0200
To: "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4f27ec96.11840e0a.6db6.352d@mx.google.com>
One other point - example 2  in the technique document got bad reviews -
most felt that we shouldn't be adding tabindex to paragraphs. Would it
better to use a series of headers and their corresponding content, and
adding tabindex to each header? If not, can you suggest any others good
examples with tabindex.


From: Adam Solomon [mailto:adam.solomon2@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:40 PM
To: 'WCAG'
Cc: 'Loretta Guarino Reid'
Subject: tabindex technique


As promised (better late than never), this email will hopefully begin a
discussion of the proposed html5 technique we discussed at the meeting a few
weeks back. Here is the link:



A number of issues were brought up:

1.       First and foremost is the question of whether this technique will
be integrated with the html4 tabindex technique. I think we need to answer
this question before any of the others. Has there been a consensus of
whether to integrate html4 and html5 techniques (and just draw the
distinction in the technology notes)? Personally I think all the html
techniques, 4 or 5 should be a common set , and the distinction being in the
technology notes (and perhaps some additional markup to draw attention to
the fact that it is an html5 technique). I think integrating will make the
whole process faster and easier for us. The issue was brought up at the task
force meetings - was there a decision?

2.       How specific should we get about explaining how to implement
tabindex (for instance, in the description currently there is a brief
discussion about the different values (-,0,+) the tabindex attribute can
have). Is this too verbose? How helpful should we be to developers in our

3.       Should the negative tabindex be included in this technique at all?
The example of the light box is important, yet some felt it wasn't relevant
to this criterion (2.4.3).


Any responses appreciated
Received on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:29:23 UTC

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