W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > April to June 2006

Re: Setting focus in a form and screenreaders

From: Mike Brown <mike@signify.co.nz>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:29:09 +1200
Message-ID: <444BFFB5.5010401@signify.co.nz>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Mike Brown wrote:
>> I've been asked to create a form and on page load have the focus set 
>> to a particular field in the form. I've used some javascript to do that.
> I'd circumvent the issue by simply not auto-focussing the field.

Yes, but it's not my decision to make, so I'm looking for arguments as 
to why. The usability one is probably not sufficient, but if it's a 
major accessibility problem for screenreader users, then that's probably 
sufficient to sway it. So I'm trying to find out if it *is* such a problem.

Received on Sunday, 23 April 2006 22:30:04 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:21:34 UTC