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RE: Browser Switch

From: P.H.Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:32:42 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B98A44C1@misnts6.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

No offence, but I think you're missing the point...which is:
do NOT use javascript at all (be it onchange,onkeypress,onclick),
but rather use a proper form with a submit button. Any other
behaviour (triggered by changing,pressing,clicking) goes against
the expected behaviour of that particular form control, and can
cause real problems for users of AT. All automatic methods of
submitting the form don't take into account the - often likely -
possibility that users may want to look at the options, but then
change their minds and not want leave the current page.

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


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com [mailto:Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com]
> Sent: 28 January 2004 16:27
> To: ewebb@quintusdesign.com; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Browser Switch
> 
> 
> 
> Could OnKeyPress be used in conjunction with OnClick to 
> achieve accessibility [assuming we are excepting the 
> JavaScript enabled issue]?
> 
> 
> Kurt Mattes 
> Application Development Analyst-Lead Developer 
> (302) 282-1414 
> Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erika Noll Webb [mailto:ewebb@quintusdesign.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 11:21 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Browser Switch
> 
> 
> 
> I just went back to check my copy of Constructing Accessible 
> Websites, and
> on pp.385-386 there is specific reference to OnClick being their
> recommendation instead of OnChange.  Am I missing something 
> here that would
> change that recommendation?  What would you all recommend if 
> not those two?
> 
> Erika
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 7:09 AM
> Subject: RE: Browser Switch
> 
> 
> 
> Onclick is even worse. At least with onchange, once you see
> the dropdown options and then change your mind, you can bail
> out safely provided that you don't change the selection. Onclick
> will kick in whether you've made a change or not.
> 
> Point is, don't do it. Even more so when it comes to onclick.
> 
> P
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Erika Noll Webb [mailto:ewebb@quintusdesign.com]
> > Sent: 28 January 2004 13:59
> > To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Browser Switch
> >
> >
> >
> > Isn't OnClick the preferred alternative?  Don't have my books
> > in front of
> > me.
> >
> > Erika
> 
> 
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