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RE: default cursor focus

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:32:40 -0000
To: "wai" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHEEDNEOAA.jon@spin.ie>

> From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
> > You're half-way through filling in the second field when the
> page finishes
> > downloading, document.onload kicks in and the focus moves in
> the middle of
> > your typing.
> >
> > Making the first form field the first item in the tab order is
> often, but
> > not always, a good idea, but switching focus for no obvious (to
> the user)
> > reason isn't.
>
> True. And since javascript is a required to implement this
> irritateUserByRefocusing(), there's no reason why the script can't check
> where the focus is first before resetting it. Using a bit of logic like
> "Well, if the focus is already on a form element, don't move it!" will
> certainly be more useful to a visitor.

Really you'd have to make sure that nothing was focused (users focus links
as well). Even then it creates confusing behaviour :(
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 10:31:19 GMT

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