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Re: Flexbox Tab-Index Recommendation

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:49:43 -0800
Message-ID: <546B86B7.5010303@mozilla.com>
To: Bo J Campbell <bcampbell@us.ibm.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 11/17/2014 03:15 PM, Bo J Campbell wrote:
> Continuing on a topic from TPAC, the Tab Index of a Flexbox that has
> been placed visually out of DOM order should be manipulated to follow
> the same visual pattern for keyboard users to give the same experience
> and avoid user confusion. Richard Schwerdtfeger is creating a proposal
> to this affect.

Just chiming in with one data-point: in Gecko/Firefox, this is actually
how reordered flex items currently work (and that's a bug, according to
the current Flexbox spec). This is tracked here:
  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=812687
which I filed & have been meaning to get to, but haven't yet.

If this proposal is adopted, then it sounds like Firefox's
currently-classified-as-buggy tabindex/order behavior will become
correct.  I don't know how likely that is, though, because it's late in
the game for the flexbox spec (and I'm missing context on the
background-discussion/proposal).

~Daniel
Received on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:50:11 UTC

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