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Re: question for users of text only browsers

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 14:23:42 -0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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"Jason Megginson" <jason@bartsite.com> wrote in message
news:LJEOJJKIPMKGGBPKKBGAKECFCCAA.jason@bartsite.com...

> I'm working on a survey and I will use JavaScript to enable a text box
if a
> radio button is chosen, but I'm thinking now that it would probably be
best
> to use an onLoad event to disable the appropriate boxes first instead
of
> using the 'disabled' attribute.

even this isn't completely safe, as it's perfectly possible that your
onload can disable the input box, but you can never re-enable it with the
javascript you use on the other function.

> So my question is this...
> If an input field in HTML uses the attribute 'disabled', how will a
lynx
> browser interpret this?  More importantly, does it support this?

Lynx is not the only beast in the jungle, you can see it fail simply with
IE and script disabled, you don't need to be worried by lynx.

Jim.
Received on Thursday, 17 October 2002 10:25:17 GMT

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