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RE: Tree Navigation - Javascript

From: SHARPE, Ian <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 12:06:53 -0000
Message-ID: <FA94B04D5981D211B86800A0C9EA2841A34902@cames1.sema.co.uk>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Only recently joined this list so apologies if I've missed anything (please
correct me if this is the case). I know it has a performance hit but
wouldn't it be better to implement a server-side solution? I am partially
sighted and use VERY large fonts and when site have layers or fixed line
heights they are unusable. A simple HTML list constructed dynamically would
do the job?

A little concerned I've missed the boat since only client-side scripting has
been mentioned?


-----Original Message-----
From: Vadim Plessky [mailto:lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru]
Sent: 05 December 2001 13:58
To: Sharon Dennison; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Tree Navigation - Javascript

On Wednesday 05 December 2001 00:26, Sharon Dennison wrote:
|   We are considering implementing a tree navigation structure on a website
|   which would expand/contract - similar to Outlook - as choices were made.
|   Can anyone tell me the problems this may cause, particularly for a
|   vision impaired user who may be using an assistive technology - it is
|   anticpated it would be coded using Javascript.
|   I recognise that a P1 is that pages still need to be usable when scripts
|   are turned off - can anyone suggest how this could be done better using
|   a similar kind of functionality or an alternative that could be provided
|   if scripts when are disabled.  Any example sites would be appreciated.

Check http://www.xs4all.nl/~ppk/js/
Site itself uses JS-based "collapsing" menus, in addition Peter-Paul Koch 
(author of that site) has many useful scripts.

as about "pages still need to be usable when scripts are turned off" 
 - you may want to put <A HREF="your link when JS is off" onclick=".. call
function to show page ...">
So with scripting turned Off user will get pre-defined page, while with JS 
available you can fine-tune new page.

Hope this helps.

|   (I have had a quick look through the archives, but finding exactly what
|   I was after was proving very difficult)
|   Thanks in advance
|   Sharon Dennison
|   Designer


Vadim Plessky
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