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Re: implemented minor suggestions from Pasquale to Evaluation Suite

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:02:54 +0200
Message-ID: <432A7C2E.1030404@w3.org>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hi Shawn,

Agreed. I've added "for example using the tab key" to the two occurrences in this resource suite. It is now more clear that the idea is to navigate using the keyboard, one of the possibilities for some browsers being the "tab" key.

Shawn Henry wrote:
>>> * current wording: "Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to "tab"
>>> through the links and form controls on a page, ..."
>>> * suggested revision: "Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to
>>> navigate by tab through the links and form controls on a page, "
>> As Andrew points out [1], sometimes it is not the TAB key that is used 
>> to navigate through the links. I've taken out "tab" because it either 
>> refers to the actual key or is confusing jargon. The text now reads:
>> "Without using the mouse, use the keyboard to navigate through the ..."
> hum... I'm not sure whether "tab" is confusing jargon, or clarifying 
> colloquialism[1]. People might not know how to use the keyboard to 
> navigate through a Web page. Looking back at the context -- which is 
> instructions for evaluators[2] -- I think we should add back in 
> something like, "for example, using the "Tab" key..." to tell them how 
> to navigate without a mouse.


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