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RE: JAVASCRIPT rollovers

From: Christian Seus <cas@ichp.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 15:47:15 -0500
Message-ID: <2D314489D2C0384CAAB913699BBA4DBB040E29@comone.ichp.edu>
To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "Denise Wood " <denise_wood@operamail.com>, "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Denise,

Hello. To add to Randal's mail.  We just developed a site with that very feature that he mentioned.  The client wanted rollovers with a hierarchal drop down menu.  Here is what we did instead http://www.healthysmilesforwi.org.  Once you click on one of the main nav bar links, the sub links are on that inner page.  

Or you you goto our home page http://www.ichp.edu
you will see something similar.  Click on one of the TOP links only (with the triangle arrows), and you will see drop down links.

Christian


-----Original Message-----
From: RUST Randal [mailto:RRust@COVANSYS.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 9:17 AM
To: 'Denise Wood '; WAI (E-mail)
Subject: RE: JAVASCRIPT rollovers

An alternative would be to add a submenu to each page that duplicates what
is on the popup menus.

Let's say you have a Menu Item called "Company," and when you roll over it,
a menu pops up with four subselections.

If Javascript is disabled, then the popup doesn't appear.  So if the user
clicks on "Company," then they should go to the Company page, which should
have a submenu on it with the four subselections that are avialable in the
popup menu to a user with Javascript turned on.  Make sense?

Randal


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Denise Wood [mailto:denise_wood@operamail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:57 PM
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject: JAVASCRIPT rollovers
>
>
>Our designers are often asked to develop interfaces that 
>feature rollovers using JAVASCRIPT. One of the popular 
>requests is for the rollover effect to display a list of items 
>which expands on the information that sits behind the link. 
>The idea being that authors can have just a few main links 
>from the home page, but users can easily find the deeper links 
>by rolling over each button and viewing the list of links 
>associated with each button.
>The designers can ensure the major links are accessible by 
>providing alternative text for each button and ensuring that 
>there are redundant links that can be accessed via keyboard 
>control. However, is there any way of making the more detailed 
>information that is only displayed with the rollover also 
>available in browsers with JAVASCRIPT disabled and for 
>keyboard users and the visually impaired. 
>The alt attribute could work but would be an unacceptable 
>length for alt text. Longdesc is not supported by all 
>browsers. Any ideas?
>
>Thanks
>        
>-- 
>
>
>Dr Denise L Wood
>
>Lecturer: Professional Development (online teaching and learning)
>and EASI online instructor 
>University of South Australia
>CE Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
>Ph:  (61 8) 8302 2167
>Fax: (61 8) 8302 2363 
>Mob: (0413 648 260)
>
>Email:Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au or Denise@easi.cc 
>	 
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