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Re: Call for feedback on accessible DHTML menus

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:42:48 +0200
Cc: <gdeering@acslink.net.au>, "'James Craig'" <work@cookiecrook.com>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Message-Id: <FC57FCF9-EE94-11D7-8F80-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

The problem with not getting the same functionality is that it becomes 
very difficult to work together - if I describe following a link on a 
page that someone else doesn't have on that page, then there is a lot 
of confusion.



On Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003, at 15:35 Europe/Zurich, Tom Croucher wrote:

> Accessibility and functionality are not the same.
> A site can be accessible with dhtml menus if one can still use the 
> site.
> You should think of drop down menus as more link options. If the main
> links (at the top of the menu) are still usable it doesn't matter. Most
> of this is completely a mute point for screen readers which often see
> the entire menu anyway since the dhtml menus usually just visually hide
> the extra options they don't want on screen at any point.
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
Received on Friday, 26 September 2003 21:57:48 UTC

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