RE: using javscript to simulate mouse events

Move your mouse around the top or bottom edge of the browser window -
letters of the alphabet will appear. if you tab around the screen the
letters also appear. however when you tab to the two visible images/link in
the center of the screen the sound, that is played with a mouse over, does
not play.

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From: []On
Behalf Of Jon Gunderson
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 1:17 PM
To: Charles McCathieNevile; WAI ER group; WAI UA group
Subject: Re: using javscript to simulate mouse events

What exactly is suppose to happen when you navigate with the keyboard?

At 08:28 PM 1/12/2001 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>There is an example of a script at that allows
>navigation to work like mouse-based navigation, changing an effect that is
>stylistic. (This is a cool example of how this should be done, but also
>the hassles of dealing with current browsers...)
>It occurs to me that the script could be generalised, so that instead of
>triggering a specific action, it triggers a mouseover / click / etc event.
>This could then be used in a browser as an implementation example for
>ensuring device-independent access to event triggers in HTML, which is
>important for accessibility, but as I understand it at risk for lack of
>implementation proof.
>Any takers for playing with this?
>Charles McCN
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>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative            
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>until 6 January 2001 at:
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