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RE: rangeslider, a "Tale of Two Thumbs"

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:54:49 -0400
To: "'Wlodkowski, Thomas'" <Thomas.Wlodkowski@corp.aol.com>, "'Aaron M Leventhal'" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, "'David Bolter'" <david.bolter@utoronto.ca>
Cc: <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <wai-xtech-request@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4807a8cc.43f0220a.1415.ffff876b@mx.google.com>
My take is that  the semantics, need and usage for it  should be determined
first before one expends time  figuring keyboard behavior.

 

In truth the more I see  some of these widgets in use I really wonder where
the good old HTML controls are lacking. I agree tree menus and some such are
not available in HTML but I do not see the point of coding an image with an
onclick / mouseover event (and CSS effects) to resemble a button for
instance. (I cannot find any pointers in the ARIA roadmap and associated
docs). I see applications designed with regular buttons in one place and  an
image coded as above in another within the same application. So I wonder who
is gaining from this. Certainly keyboard access is a loser. 

Thanks,

Sailesh Panchang
Accessibility Services Manager (Web and Software)
Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com

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Subject: RE: rangeslider, a "Tale of Two Thumbs"

 

Feel free to propose a keyboard behavior and then join a style guide call
held Tuesdays at noon Eastern and we will discuss.

 

Thanks.

 

Tom

 

 

 

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Of Aaron M Leventhal
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:10 PM
To: David Bolter
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Subject: Re: rangeslider, a "Tale of Two Thumbs"


The keyboard interaction is a style guide question. The lack of semantics
for it is a PFWG question. 

- Aaron 






David Bolter <david.bolter@utoronto.ca> 
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Someone in the #dojo channel (on freenode) asked today about what 
keystroke interaction to use for a range slider. It seems this widget, a 
slider with two thumbs, is becoming less rare. Are we looking at 
keyboard interaction for this beast?

cheers,
David
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