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Re: FWD: Announcement: Mozilla accessibility alpha is ready

From: Phillip Pi <philpi@apu.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 18:23:16 -0800 (PST)
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0112171822080.12202-100000@home.apu.edu>
Bob, I have no idea but you can ask Mr. Aaron Leventhal about this.
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On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Access Systems wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Phillip Pi wrote:
> 
> 
> ???? looks like this is for windoz, or will it run in Linux, I
> occasionally run Mozzila from my xwindow
> 
> Bob
> 
> > I saw this newsgroup post and thought I would share it with you guys. :)
> > 
> > 
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Announcement: Mozilla accessibility alpha is ready
> > Date: 17 Dec 2001 21:20:29 GMT
> > From: aaronl@netscape.com (Aaron Leventhal)
> > Organization: Another Netscape Collabra Server User
> > To: mozilla-accessibility@mozilla.org
> > Newsgroups: netscape.public.mozilla.accessibility
> > 
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > I am pleased to announce that Mozilla's accessibility alpha is now ready
> > for 3rd party testing. Mozilla is the basis upon which the Netscape
> > browser is built, so this is the place to start when working on Netscape
> > accessibility. Almost all features are now available through keyboard
> > commands, and we now support Microsoft Active Accessibility.
> > 
> > The purpose of this announcement is to encourage testing of our keyboard
> > support and MSAA implementation. Nightly Mozilla downloads are available
> > here:
> > http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/mozilla-win32-installer.exe
> > 
> > Known bugs in our current MSAA implementation:
> > - No PDF support yet
> > - No tree or outliner widget support
> > - No XUL listbox support (none exist in the Netscape user interface anyway)
> > - No slider support (none exist in the Netscape user interface)
> > - No support from the dropdown button in XUL combo boxes
> > - Radio buttons reveal themselves through focus events, but not through 
> > AccessibleObjectFromPoint()
> > - HTML select lists are not exposing their MSAA nodes through focus
> > 
> > We believe this implementation to be fairly solid, although we expect a 
> > number of refinements will be necessary for a complete implementation.
> > 
> > Any feedback will be welcome and appreciated.
> > 
> > Thank you,
> > 
> > Aaron Leventhal
Received on Monday, 17 December 2001 21:23:17 GMT

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