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SVG 1.2 Comment: Accessibility: event handling

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:25:57 +0000
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Cc: dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
To: SVG (www) list <www-svg@w3.org>

Dean,

The continued use of mouse events in examples as for instance: 
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/painting.html#overlay-example
is a concern. This example particularly relevant as there has been 
lengthy and unresolved discussions around accessible drop down lists in 
the html/css/script communities. The example appears to assume mouse 
skills, together with drag skills, which many find difficult to 
impossible*.

Would it be helpful if there was a more detailed explanation of event 
handling in the SVG1.2 document with an example, maybe using a keyboard 
to navigate a drop-down list?

if so, could we please up date this and other examples to demonstrate 
the improved XML event handling being offered?
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/events.html#handler-element

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
irc://freenode/accessibility

*It is also not coherent, as one cannot make a selection, the mouse 
must be down to see the list.
perhaps onmouseover, with option to click for list, with an X to 
dismiss, and click again to select.
plus keyboard access.
drop down lists aren't a simple concept, so one cannot expect to have a 
simple demonstration, that is accessible.
Received on Tuesday, 16 November 2004 13:26:30 UTC

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