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Re: Navigation without side-effects

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 14:44:03 -0500 (EST)
To: Aaron Leventhal <aaronl@netscape.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ui@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0103061443010.19945-100000@tux.w3.org>
This relates to the device-independent event work that we have been trying to
do for a few years. If it were possible to explicitily trigger the events as
a seperate step, it would solve the problem. (It would also make for a neat
authoring functionality).


On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Aaron Leventhal wrote:

  Apologies for all the emails, I'm going through my meeting notes ....

  At the meeting we discussed a feature for being able to navigate without
  setting off any event handlers.
  This means  users would need to be able to move to a new element without
  the focus going to that element.
  I was told this is probably only useful for blind users.

  I can only assume that the last focused element would still be visible
  from the CSS :focus pseudo class style binding.

  Would it not be necessary to make the element that you'ved moved to, but
  isn't focused, visible?
  I don't remember what we call that, but there's not CSS concept for it,
  so I'm not sure how we'd allow the user to configure the appearance of
  it. In addition you'd have the confusion of 2 different elements with a
  different visual indications of having the user's attention.



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