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Re: Technique G167

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 13:03:15 +0200
To: "Jonathan Avila" <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, "'Phill Jenkins'" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.us8znpkowxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 03:58:48 +0200, Jonathan Avila  
<jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:

>> How can they be programmatically determined to be next to each other and
>> not be rendered adjacent to each other, except  there are bugs in the
>> user agent?
>

> I assume that the statement concerning  'rendered adjacent' was written  
> to cover the situation where positional CSS is  used to place the
> associated button somewhere else on-screen not visually adjacent even
> though the elements occur in sequence in the DOM tree.

Right. And if you happen to have a rudimentary (ha!) CSS layout engine  
available it can programatically determine whether this will happen. (It's  
just that CSS layout is actually a very complex part of a browser. Some  
authoring tools have it, many don't).

cheers

Chaals

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