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Re: ACTION-762: Review 2.2.3 for language, do we mean tab, source, or document order?

From: Greg Lowney <gcl-0039@access-research.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:44:37 -0800
Message-ID: <507F18B5.2090904@access-research.org>
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
CC: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
The proposed clarification sounds fine to me.

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Subject: ACTION-762: Review 2.2.3 for language, do we mean tab, source, or document order?
From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
To: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Date: 10/16/2012 8:55 AM
> ACTION-762: Review 2.2.3 for language, do we mean tab, source, or
> document order?
>
> current: 2.2.3 Default Navigation Order (former 1.9.9): If the author
> has not specified a navigation order, the default *sequential
> navigation* order is the document order. (Level A)
>
> Sequential navigation is defined in the glossary. We will need to
> review 2.2.3 after the discussion of the glossary change proposed by
> Jan [1].
>
> There was confusion about the term 'document order'. the original
> intent of the SC was to be sequential navigation of enabled elements
> in source code order - the Lynx model of navigation - ignoring all
> css. In other words in what order does the focus move when the user
> hits the 'tab' key. Discussion ensued about using the rendered content
> (rtl or ltr depending on language) to be the default order for
> sequential navigation of enabled elements.
> Most browsers (all that I have checked - ie, ff, chr, o) all move
> through the document in source code order barring any tabindex
> commands. Rather than making the browser change the default behavior,
> we should not move to rendered content order.
>
> recommend changing the wording to reflect specifically source code order
> <new> 2.2.3 Default Navigation Order (former 1.9.9): If the author has
> not specified a navigation order, the default *sequential navigation*
> order is the document source code order. (Level A)
>
> Jim
>
>
> 1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2012OctDec/0011.html
>
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