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Re: drop down lists

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 12:43:19 -0000
Message-ID: <021d01c409c5$2fd0b1f0$87909bd9@Snufkin>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>, "Kelly Pierce" <kpierce2000@earthlink.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

"Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>
>to avoid triggering the behaviour, with Internet Explorer you have to
>use a different method for going through the items (I think alt-arrow
>instead of plain arrows). The best solution would be fixing Internet
>Explorer so its behaviour was more intuitive. In the meantime users
>just have to learn how the interface works as is.

I don't think we can make any claims that IE is definitively wrong here, it
follows the Windows UI conventions in this regard (indeed in most), and
isn't incompatible with the spec as read it, the problem is the author
performing a navigation onchange.   It's an authoring problem not an IE
problem!

The biggest thing that makes Mozilla inaccessible to me, is its failure to
follow the conventions of the underlying UI, consistency is surely
important?

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 14 March 2004 18:15:00 UTC

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