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Re: using javscript to simulate mouse events

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 13:17:18 -0600
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, WAI ER group <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
What exactly is suppose to happen when you navigate with the keyboard?

At 08:28 PM 1/12/2001 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>There is an example of a script at http://www.peepo.com that allows keyboard
>navigation to work like mouse-based navigation, changing an effect that is
>stylistic. (This is a cool example of how this should be done, but also shows
>the hassles of dealing with current browsers...)
>It occurs to me that the script could be generalised, so that instead of
>triggering a specific action, it triggers a mouseover / click / etc event.
>This could then be used in a browser as an implementation example for
>ensuring device-independent access to event triggers in HTML, which is
>important for accessibility, but as I understand it at risk for lack of
>implementation proof.
>Any takers for playing with this?
>Charles McCN
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