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RE: is LiveSearch accessible?

From: Morris, Brent <MorrisBr@region.halton.on.ca>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:36:31 -0400
Message-ID: <1480FBB09E0AD811959100508B6521A20303F7BB@exchange2.region.halton.on.ca>
To: 'Access Systems' <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

That implementation of the livesearch idea is certainly inaccessible, it is
not my site either, shoot me when I do something that ghastly. 

It won't work at all in a text browser as it uses Javascript to popup the
list of search results in a div tag. But my thinking was adding a search
button to redirect to a traditional search results page in addition to the
javascript popup that allows some users to skip having to go to a seperate
search results page before finding the content they want.

Sorry for not making it clear that the link is not accessible and requires
Javascript. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Access Systems [mailto:accessys@smart.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 1:35 PM
To: Morris, Brent
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: is LiveSearch accessible?


On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Morris, Brent wrote:

finally figured out how to search and tried to find blinux the blind open
source community,  no results returned...this is not good.

Bob


>
> > I just today found this ability to use XMLHTTPRequest and server-side
> > scripting to do dynamic data from the server but make it happen in a
live
> > fashion without having to load a new page. link:
> > http://blog.bitflux.ch/p1735.html
> >
> > I was curious if it would be accessible if providing a search button
would
> > allow a site to use this feature while maintaining accessibility. Plus,
it
> > also would then work for browsers not using Javascript.
> >
> > Can anyone give an opinion on whether or not this is a good idea?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brent Morris
> >
>

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