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RE: Seeking guidance...a thread renewed?

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 10:13:32 +0100
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To: "WAI List \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Yes well, onmouseover onfocus and tab again; damn.
Hope the following is a great example of why we need some work in this area.....

testing the new homepage http://www.peepo.com, with bobby, it helpfully pointed out that I had no onfocus events to replicate the onmousover events.

onmouseover creates sound events to help users realise there is a link and what it might be.

clicking takes users to the link, surprised perhaps?

so tabbing is not so great as it can only do one or the other, naturally sound was dropped.

So where to go? any ideas

Thanks again

jonathan chetwynd
peepo project manager

A quick search brought up the following comments:

D.Clark: I also think that mouseover and onfocus are synonymous.

B.Bailey: the onFocus/onMouseOver script SHOULD occur when you TAB (and NOT require you to press enter). 
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