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<group> and the navigation sequence algorithm

From: Nolan, Laura <Laura_Nolan@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 17:01:25 +0100
Message-ID: <5E13A1874524D411A876006008CD059F02C41D22@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>

Hello,

Section 8.4 of the WD states that navindex is used to order navigation
sequence within a group; whereas section 11.4.3 states that navigation is
determined on a document wide basis solely according to a total ordering of
form controls. 
I'm having trouble reconciling these two statements.

It doesn't seem logical to split the form controls in a <group> up - so the
navigation sequence of 11.4.3 could work inside a <group>. But if a nested
<group> appears inside that <group>, where do its controls appear relative
to those of the parent <group>? In this example, if you used the 11.4.3.
algorith, you'd split up the inner group.

<group>
	<textbox ref="..." navindex="1">
		<caption>Input 1: </caption>
	</textbox>
	<textbox ref="..." navindex="3">
		<caption>Input 2: </caption>
	</textbox>

	<group>
		<textbox ref="..." navindex="4">
			<caption>Input 3: </caption>
		</textbox>
		<textbox ref="..." navindex="2">
			<caption>Input 4: </caption>
		</textbox>
	<group>
<group>


Would it make sense for <group> to have a navindex attribute too? If a
document contains several different groups at the top level, all with a
variety of navindex values, in what order should the groups appear? 

<group>
	<textbox ref="..." navindex="1">
		<caption>Input 1: </caption>
	</textbox>
	<textbox ref="..." navindex="4">
		<caption>Input 2: </caption>
	</textbox>
<group>
<group>
	<textbox ref="..." navindex="2">
		<caption>Input 3: </caption>
	</textbox>
	<textbox ref="..." navindex="3">
		<caption>Input 4: </caption>
	</textbox>
<group>

Thanks,
Laura Nolan
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2001 12:01:31 GMT

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