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Re: 'accessibility & javascript' where are the resources? was Re: Why JavaScript at all?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 20:01:00 +0100
Message-ID: <04b201c1153c$255a9900$a18e7bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: "Gatewood, Joy" <jogat@opic.gov>, "Reidy Brown" <rbrown@blackboard.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
here:    http://snow.utoronto.ca/access/resources/javascript3.htm
it states:
For example, if a script generates content on the "mouseover" event handler,
as in the case of "rollovers," anyone who relies on keyboard access will not
be able create the event that will cause the browser to generate the text.

I've attempted to build an example that uses 'onfocus' to allow tabbing and
enter to emulate onmouseover and click:
http://www.peepo.com/w3/transparent-links/onfocus.html
it works well enough in IE5.5
I believe it may work in the final version of mozilla1.0, but am willing to
enter it as a bug if that is thought appropriate.

I feel that there may be a case for writing with code snippets to represent
the latest dhtml standards and accessibility.

more comments please, I am away from 29July -12 August

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
on the web"
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2001 15:24:15 GMT

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