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QA & A11y question: new w3c validator interface

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 18:28:34 -0400
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Cc: ot@w3.org, karl@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070820222551.M16175@hicom.net>

the new W3C validator interface

http://validator.w3.org/

is intended to hide the "advanced" options from the user, unless
the "More Options" link is activated, but when i access the page
using MSIE7 and the latest build of JAWS 8x, the entire content 
of the form, including the visually obscured portion is 
articulated; moreover, when i tab navigate the form, the tab 
navigation moves from invisible checkbox to invisible form control,
until reaching the submit button...

the same user experience is replicated when i use FireVox to 
access the new validator interface -- i can tab through invisible
form controls before focus is given to the "Check" submission 
button

i haven't tried it with NVDA yet, as my box is unstable and i need
to reboot, but i wanted to bring this issue, and the bug report 
which i filed about it, to the attention of everyone who tracks 
XTech


REFERENCE:

1. Announcement of New Interface:
* http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2007Jul/0138.html

2. validator bug report:
* http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4959

perhaps someone from the WCAG group could respond to all to whom 
this post is addressed with a problem statement/solution

gregory.
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 22:28:50 GMT

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