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RE: is LiveSearch accessible?

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 14:15:38 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Morris, Brent" <MorrisBr@region.halton.on.ca>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407201414220.12811@smart.net>

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

Ah,, didn't think you would brag about something you did like that??/
my misunderstanding

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

(putting shotgun back over fireplace)

> 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

that might work but as confused as that site is in text it would have to
be pretty obvious.

Bob

> 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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