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Techniques for WCAG 2: F42

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 20:21:53 -0700 (PDT)
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Message-ID: <938010.33914.qm@web38714.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Refer to Common Failure F42 on
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20070517/Overview.html#F42
At present the description states:
"... or they may be recognized as interactive controls
but still not recognized as links. Such elements do
not appear in the links list generated
by user agents or assistive technology."

Comment: A control or link created in this  manner
cannot be tabbed to from the keyboard and does not
gain keyboard focus. Stating these are not
tab-navigable is a more direct way of conveying the
issue  than stating "does not appear inn a link list".
 I think this is important and missing from the
description. Yes one cannot perceive this to be a
control or a link but it is also an 'operability'
failure under 2.4.1.
Suggestion:
1. State these are not tab-navigable  and cannot be
accessed from the keyboard like other controls / links

2. Consider this to be a failure under 2.4.1 as well.
Thanks,
Sailesh Panchang 
spanchang02@yahoo.com
or sailesh.panchang@deque.com


       
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