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Re: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant

From: Mirabella, Mathew J <Mathew.Mirabella@team.telstra.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:03:40 +1100
Message-ID: <73388857A695D31197EF00508B08F2980A00F903@ntmsg0131.corpmail.telstra.com.au>
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Thanks.
Actually I have seen some claims that the whole thing can be done using CSS with no need to have scripts at all? does anyone know of examples?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Ley [mailto:jim@jibbering.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:53 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig list
> Subject: Re: DHTML drop down menus ADA compliant
> 
> 
> 
> "Mirabella, Mathew J" <Mathew.Mirabella@team.telstra.com>
> > 2.  The flyout parts of the menus may need to be generated with
> JavaScript,
> > but the flyout functionality should not be dependent on 
> mouseOver or some
> > specific device dependent event.  I.E. while mouseOver 
> could be used,
> there
> > must be other ways to get the menu to fly out (i.e. using 
> the keyboard).
> 
> My experience in attempting to solve this suggested that even 
> the generation
> wasn't necessarily usefully done with script, repurposing an OL from
> elsewhere on the page made sense.
> 
> http://jibbering.com/accessibility/menu4.html
> 
> was my attempt, I have no idea how well it runs in todays browsers and
> associated accessibility software, someone did use it in a 
> real site, but I
> can't find the URL now, it was a much better illustration of 
> its success
> than the above though.
> 
> There are still issues with it I feel, but it's not too bad.
> 
> Jim.
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2004 21:15:23 UTC

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