Re: Example 2

Hi Loretta,

Tabindex attribute can't be used for <img> element though HTML5 will
allow it to be used.

We tested this example code and found that Opera didn't support this.
Does Opera have to support it even if it is not HTML5?

- Makoto

2011/10/15 Loretta Guarino Reid <>:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM, <> wrote:
>> Name: Makoto Ueki
>> Email:
>> Affiliation: WAIC (Japan) / Infoaxia, Inc.
>> Document: TD
>> Item Number: SCR20
>> Part of Item: Examples
>> Comment Type: question
>> Summary of Issue: Example 2
>> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
>> The note reads "Even though this is currently invalid, it is provided as a
>> transitional technique to make this function work."
>> Was this technique used before? This example looks very strange because
>> none of WAIC working group members have used this technique before. We would
>> simply use <a> element for this. This example is not useful.
>> Proposed Change:
>> Could you tell us the reason why this example is needed?
>> In our opinion, this example should be deleted.
> ================================
> Response from the Working Group
> ================================
> Using and manipulating non-semantic elements does happen increasingly in
> self-styled widgets, mostly because designers don't want the default
> appearance of semantic elements (think of checkboxes) and sometimes because
> they want extended functionality (for example, to express 'partly checked'
> above a group of checkboxes). To the extent that self-styled widgets have
> become more popular, we provide this example to demonstrate how to add
> keyboard access. As we add WAI-ARIA techniques, we hope to provide better
> examples of custom controls.
> We are making the following changes to help people understand the purpose of
> this example:
> Change first sentence of the example to: "This example shows a custom image
> control for which both the mouse and the keyboard can be used to activate
> the function."
> Add to end of note: "Custom controls like this should also use WAI-ARIA to
> expose the role and state of the control."
> Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
> Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
> Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact
> On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

Received on Thursday, 27 October 2011 01:33:00 UTC