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RE: Call for feedback on accessible DHTML menus

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 06:16:20 +1000
To: "James Craig" <work@cookiecrook.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBMEPBEOAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>

To quote directly from


"Dynamic HTML" is a term used by some vendors to describe the combination of
HTML, style sheets and scripts that allows documents to be animated.

The title of your subject is "Call for feedback on accessible DHTML menus".

If you turn scripts off in the user agent it disables this type of menuing
system because it depend on scripts being turned on to be operatable.  Have
you tried using it with scripts turned off?  This is what I mean by the site
being dependant on DHTML.  If it is built on such a menuing system it is
dependant on DHTML and for anyone with scripts turn off it is unusable.


-----Original Message-----
From: James Craig [mailto:work@cookiecrook.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 September 2003 1:23 AM
To: gdeering@acslink.net.au
Subject: Re: Call for feedback on accessible DHTML menus

Geoff Deering wrote:
> The problem with this is WCAG1 Checkpoint 6.3 P1.  There is enough data
> there to indicate that a good percentage of your audience do browse with
> scripts turned off, and there is also those out there with scripts turned
> on, but with ad blockers installed to control or disable various sections
> the DOM, or using a modern browser that allows custom control over the DOM
> and other media.  If your site is "Dependant" on DHTML to operate, then I
> don't see how it can comply with this checkpoint.

Of course, the site isn't dependent on DHTML. How do you figure it is?


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