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Re: Browser Switch

From: Erika Noll Webb <ewebb@quintusdesign.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 06:59:24 -0700
Message-ID: <006801c3e5a6$efff3e80$6700a8c0@Erika>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Isn't OnClick the preferred alternative?  Don't have my books in front of
me.

Erika

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 6:55 AM
Subject: RE: Browser Switch



I'll echo the Sam's cry that onchange submissions are some of the
most annoying "features" of sites...particularly when you don't
expect them. Or how often do you open the dropdown, have a look
around, only to then change your mind...and as soon as you back out,
the page redirects because you've moved the selection accidentally.

So yes, the best advice is "don't do it". There's no way to sniff for
assistive technology, and there shouldn't be. Even us "normal" folk
may not want this "feature" on a site.

Just my GBP0.02 ... nichts fuer ungut ;)

Patrick
________________________________
Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
http://www.salford.ac.uk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Muehlig [mailto:jan.muehlig@relevantive.de]
> Sent: 27 January 2004 14:32
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Browser Switch
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> we advise our clients not to use submit-on-change for pulldown menues
> because of accessibility-reasons. Before the form is send, a
> button must
> be clicked.
>
> Now there is one special place on the client's website where
> they want
> to use a submit-on-change for a pulldown menue. Our idea is
> to integrate
> a browser switch on this page which offers an autosend-on-change for
> "normal" browsers while requiring a button-click on
> alternative browsers.
>
> Does anyone know how to identifiy alternative browsers or
> plug-ins that
> should not be automatically redirected?
>
> Tx 1000x,
>
>
> Jan Muehlig
>
>
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