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Re: drop down lists

From: Kelly Pierce <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 20:44:18 -0600
Message-ID: <012001c408a5$15a3d120$0b0110ac@y7o1m8>
To: "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Yes, it does, but it essentially creates a list of links.  I think the
designers of the page were trying to avoid presenting a long list of stuff,
particularly if you weren't there for the things on the list.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
To: "Kelly Pierce" <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 8:08 AM
Subject: RE: drop down lists


Does JAWS work with this technique -
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dropdowns ?

Example here - http://www.htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/example/



John Colby
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On


Using JAWS 5.0, I have noticed on various websites the use of drop down
lists that have no go button.  Instead, the non-disabled user would click on
the list, hold down a mouse button, and pull down the list until the desired
item is reached, and then letting go of the button with the desired page
popping up.  With JAWS, I noticed that when in forms mode, each item that is
highlighted activates the auto redirect feature.  An example of this is on
the web page of Washington Mutual at:

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