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Re: 2.4.3, 1.3.2

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:51:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWavoN50Xmes0XG_DBa+8HtcjDDxGV4Ev8618pUxzohDgA@mail.gmail.com>
To: adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Cc: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Adam, I am still having trouble understanding why you think the inclusion of
the HTML tabindex technique is a problem.

I think you are claiming that it is unnecessary? That it is always possible
to use a different technique to satisfy the success criterion? Am I
understanding that correctly?


On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:46 PM, adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>wrote:

> Sailesh,
> If one would expect to fill out the form one person at a time, would the
> default table layout (not taking into consideration focus order) not violate
> 1.3.2? After all, the programmatically determined reading order would read
> the cells of the table row by row, not person by person. If so, then this is
> not a sufficient technique.
> We must then conclude that there is no violation of 1.3.2, and the author's
> tabindexing is only a preference, in which a case this technique is totally
> irrelevant.
> Either way, there is a problem.
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 6:07 AM, Loretta Guarino Reid <
> lorettaguarino@google.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>wrote:
>>> Loretta,
>>> In principle, if you content:
>>> >But the use of H4 is not required for SC 2.4.3...
>>> Then why is it listed as a sufficient technique?
>> Because it is sufficient. You may use it, but you may use some other
>> sufficient technique.
>>> Adam,
>>> Well in that example of groom and bride, without tabindex, one may
>>> content that reading order is meaningful. But if one navigates across fields
>>> row-wise, it does affect meaning or operation. As I said in my last email,
>>> the intent is not to compare first names but actually enter data into a
>>> form. I imagine most would want to be done with data for one person then
>>>  input data for the next. While filling out paper forms too,I'd complete the
>>> form for person#1 and then person#2 and not fill out first name for person#1
>>> then jump to form for the other chap and fill out his first name. That is
>>> not logical. On a Web page the fields may be placed next to each other
>>> visually but they are meant to be navigated "logically" for person#1 and
>>> then #2. It is not the author's choice or reading  order... the author is
>>> constrained by layout / design and must use tabindex (h4) to ensure
>>> navigation does not affect operation.
>>> Sailesh
Received on Monday, 15 August 2011 05:52:32 UTC

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