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Re: Discussion of DOM with Glen Gorden of Henter-Joyce

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 16:17:05 -0500 (EST)
To: Charles Oppermann <chuckop@microsoft.com>
cc: WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9902041612430.21833-100000@tux.w3.org>

Can you explain the value of such a feature? It seems to me that it is
only useful in understanding a particular visual layout (that of the
current display). I fail to see how that information is particularly
valuable in the context of a 'complete' Object Model which gives access to
the various components of the current document.

(By hit testing I am assuming you mean something like determining where a
mouse cursor was when it was clicked. I am not certain that this is what
you mean, which adds to my confusion.)

Charles McCathieNevile

  Charles Oppermann wrote:
  > A feature that Glen's product doesn't currently need, but others might find
  > useful is the ability to get a element based on a X/Y coordinate.  Used for
  > hit testing.  This is vital for screen readers that use the content of the
  > DOM - not just manipulate it for a different visual display.

and On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:
  We should ensure that this is recommended to the DOM Working Group
  as a feature useful for accessibility.
Received on Thursday, 4 February 1999 16:17:09 UTC

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