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Re: Proposal to change documentation on tabindex to strongly discourage values greater 0

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:44:45 -0500
To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Cc: Marco Zehe <mzehe@mozilla.com>, public-html@w3.org, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFD5590AE5.6EABAE90-ON86257D74.0050B827-86257D74.0051008C@us.ibm.com>

Yes. I wrote that section. It is beyond being a proposal. It is being
implemented in browsers. Last I checked it was working in webkit with the
exception of rendering the focus outline. There is a defect filed and it
may be fixed. Chrome was implementing it and someone from the SVG working
group is implementing it in FF.

We can't restrict the values but we can discourage numbers greater than
zero.


Rich Schwerdtfeger



From:	Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
To:	Marco Zehe <mzehe@mozilla.com>, public-html@w3.org
Cc:	W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Date:	10/17/2014 09:12 AM
Subject:	Re: Proposal to change documentation on tabindex to strongly
            discourage  values greater 0



Hi Marco,

FYI, it looks like tabindex is proposed for SVG.

The latest working draft has a section on tabindex that matches its
definition in HTML:
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG2/interact.html#sequential-focus-navigation-and-the-tabindex-attribute


Whatever happens in terms of tabindex -- restrict its use to zero or -1,
or introduce context/hierarchy/scoping rules -- it looks like focus
navigation is a general issue with respect to multiple markup languages.

--
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