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Re: INPUT TYPE="file", speech output, & triggering mechanisms

From: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 17:14:02 -0500
Message-Id: <v01540b20b7065e6c7893@[128.104.23.234]>
To: "Catherine Laws" <claws@us.ibm.com>, "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: timla@microsoft.com, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
hi all

hmnnn, this one caught my interest.

someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Amaya (on Windows) uses
MSAA either, yet if you view the validator page on Amaya in alternate view,
the word "Browse..." or that text appears, which could then easily be read
aloud.

Remember, the word "Browse..."  or that text is not in the source file (nor the
structure view under Amaya).

Also, using the object inspector from MSAA (v1.3 anyway), it is unable to
render any information about the Browse button as viewed in IE 5.5.

mark


At 3:57 PM 4/20/01, Catherine Laws wrote:
>The Browse button is obviously in the DOM because HPR can read it. HPR does
>not use MSAA to read a web page.
>
>Cathy Laws
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>"gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>@w3.org on 04/20/2001 01:41:48 PM
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>To:   timla@microsoft.com, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
>cc:   w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
>Subject:  Re: INPUT TYPE="file", speech output, & triggering mechanisms
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>Al Gilman asked, in relation to the "Browse" button that enables a file
>selection interface to be invoked via the INPUT TYPE="file" control type:
>> Does IE put the 'browse' button in the DOM or only to the screen through
>MSAA?
>
>actually, i was hoping that someone such as, oh, say, tim lacy, might
>answer that...
>
>gregory.
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