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RE: Seeking guidance...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 09:26:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
cc: Jeffrey pledger <jpledger@mindspring.com>, Accessibility Listserve <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0004070925160.10134-100000@tux.w3.org>
Right. Hence the use of focus.

There has been more extensive discussion of event triggers and accessibility
in the User Agent group, and others.

CHarles McCN

On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Bruce Bailey wrote:

  Take the case of user with good vision but poor motor skills.  He would
  quite likely navigate the a page with the tab key.  When he has the
  image/link under discussion selected, should it not trigger the visual
  effect (via onFocus)?  onMouseOver doesn't cut it for this case!  I don't
  think onKeyPress does it either.
  > What is the benfit of having the picture in the first place? A highlight
  > provides a cue (in this case visual only) as to what is the active part of
  > the page. Some people cannot use a mouse effectively, but still
  > benefit from
  > the visual cue.
  > Charles McCN
  > On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Jeffrey pledger wrote:
  >> Charles,
  >> i am a litel confused here.  Our mouseover movements don't trigger any
  >> other actions, e.g. pop-up windows, etc.  they just draw a picture to be
  >> associated with the link.  what would be the benefit of having
  >> a keyboard
  >> shortcut to doing this?  can you help clear this up for me so I
  >> understand this better.  Thanks.
  >> jeffrey Pledger

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