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Re: Reconsider SVG 1.2

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:46:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411190942560.12149@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>


[redirected to www-style since it is now off-topic for www-svg]

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, David Woolley wrote:
> > 
> > as keyboard shortcuts (which are device-specific) and tab order (which 
> > depend on the layout used, which itself depends on the device and
> 
> For HTML tab orders should be the natural order for filling in the 
> document, which really ought to be the order in which the document is 
> transmitted, but often isn't.  They should rarely depend on physical 
> layout; their only real connection to layout ought to be to undo the 
> effects of (mis-)using document order to control layout.

Oh no, there needn't be that much of a relationship between the structure 
and the layout.

For example, the layout could say:

   <p> <input name="A"> <input name="B"> </p>

...(with appropriate labels, etc, of course) but the stylesheet may then 
quite legitimately position B (and its label) on the left side of the page 
and A (and its label) on the right side of the page, requiring the tab 
order to be switched if the user is to remain sane.

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