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<select> element (html 4.0)

From: Rich Caloggero <rich@accessexpressed.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 15:57:16 -0500
Message-ID: <01BE17C3.1D20C120.rich@accessexpressed.net>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I've been playing around with various form elements with msie4.1 and JFW 
(screen reader). The <select> element it particularly troublesome. If the 
multi attribute is set, it is impossible to tell which elements in the list 
are selected and which are not. What distinguished them? There seems to be 
a onchange (or something like that) attribute which lets you specify a 
script to execute when the value of an option changes. What kind of script 
-- jscript/javascript? How can this cummunicate its results to the screen 
reader? If anyone has ie4.1 and can at least tell me how these selection 
lists are rendered and how things change when something is either selected 
or deselected, I can probably write some kind of screen-reader script to 
identify these changes. Thanx for any info...

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