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ACTION-33: Create a proposal for rewording of 4.6.2

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:52:31 -0500
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>From ACTION-33: Create a proposal for rewording of 4.6.2
http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/tracker/actions/33

<old>
4.6.2 Bi-Directional: The user has the option of searching forward or
backward (in document order) from any selected or focused location in
content. (Level AA)@@NEW@@
</old>

<new>
4.6.2 Bi-Directional: The user has the option of searching forward or
backward from any selected or focused location in content. (Level AA)@@NEW@@
</new>

Note: removed (in document order), seems redundant. My thinking is...the
rendered view and DOM tree is created from the HTML. Searching in any
direction will move through the DOM tree and content in the appropriate
direction as necessary. To go in some arbitrary order would be more work for
the developers and they are unlikely to do that. The author may have created
the HTML in one order and repositioned elements using CSS or JavaScript. The
UA cannot guess at intentions or know how elements are assembled visually
via CSS. The simplest way to search would be the order in which information
appears in the HTML and the subsequent DOM tree.


Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
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