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Re: SELECT/ OPTION GROUPS with the SIZE attribute

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 12:41:32 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199710301741.MAA22092@access4.digex.net>
To: scotti@microsoft.com (Scott Isaacs)
Cc: w3c-html-wg@w3.org, w3c-wai-hc@w3.org (HC team)
to follow up on what Scott Isaacs said:

> MultiSelect in a hierarchy can be an accessibility issue in itself for
> the user with a visual browser. In a list box, it is easy to move down a
> list and quickly see that the selected items. In a hierarchical list,
> they need to traverse the entire hierarchy of items to determine what
> may or may not be selected.

Any of these structures can be abused to generate bad pages.

On the other hand, we believe that adding this capability to the
author's pallette improves the envelope of good pages that can
be created.

How to steer the authors into the good zone is the topic of
the GL group.  They are preparing markup guidelines as to how
to apply the language specified in the HTML4 document to create
webs of accessible information.

-- Al
Received on Thursday, 30 October 1997 12:42:20 UTC

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