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Re: Examples of checkpoint 6.4?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 20:24:57 -0500 (EST)
To: "Thomas, Cassandra" <CThomas@gigaweb.com>
cc: "'WAI' (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101122021340.4519-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hmmm, I am not very familiar with the Java Swing calsses, which I believe
provide for this. But it is difficult to do using the Java AWT, or
Javascript. The closest that people come is to provide for a key-based and a
mouse-based trigger to do the same thing - i.e. where people are using an
onMouseOver to trigger some kind of action provide a keyboard euivalent -
generally an onFocus.

There is an alternative approach in http://www.peepo.com that uses a script
to let the keyboard mimic the effects of a mouseover - the script there is
fairly specific, but should be generaliseable to provide a mouse-based
trigger event resulting from keyboard action.

Which would be a useful thing to do.

Charles McCN

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Thomas, Cassandra wrote:


  Does anyone have a good example of checkpoint 6.4, "For scripts and applets,
  ensure that event handlers are input device-independent  in action" ?

  Cassandra Thomas
  Research Associate
  Giga Information Group
  W.Phone 408-327-4357
  Cell 408-505-3887

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