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Re: Accessible road maps

From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 14:09:36 -0700
Message-ID: <40B7AA90.2040202@oracle.com>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Just a quick sanity check - moving forward, the requirement to work 
WITHOUT JAVASCRIPT is going away in 2.0, right?  And being replaced with 
USE JAVASCRIPT ACCESSIBLY (or something clearer than that, and more 
extensive, but basically along those same lines), right?

-Kerstin

David Woolley wrote:

>>Most solutions rely heavily on JavaScript, and that is probably
>>necessary since speed is a big issue. 
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>I think all the common UK streetmap servers will work with scripting
>disabled.
>
>Some continental ones use Flash or Java (not JavaScript) to render
>vector maps, but they are often very slow to update.
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>>I am more interested in how to make navigating the road maps more
>>accessible for keyboard users.
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>First of all, I think we are talking about visual maps (vector maps
>could be rendered by other means - UK maps are generally bitmaps,
>though).  I would therefore suggest that the platform mechanisms for
>keyboard handling of graphical data would be appropriate.  There are
>usually mechnisms to move the cursor using the arroy keys.
>
>What map servers can do is also constrained by intellectual property
>rights on the mapping data.
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