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RE: Design Question

From: David Clark <david@davidsaccess.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 10:29:44 -0500
To: "Kelly Ford" <kford@teleport.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBKDCICLDNGPLCEIHLIEOACKAA.david@davidsaccess.com>

Without seeing the actual code, I would think this situation would fall
under 6.3 and 6.4:

6.3 Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other
programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not
possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.
[Priority 1]
For example, ensure that links that trigger scripts work when scripts are
turned off or not supported (e.g., do not use "javascript:" as the link
target). If it is not possible to make the page usable without scripts,
provide a text equivalent with the NOSCRIPT element, or use a server-side
script instead of a client-side script, or provide an alternative accessible
page as per checkpoint 11.4. Refer also to guideline 1.
Techniques for checkpoint 6.3
6.4 For scripts and applets, ensure that event handlers are input
device-independent. [Priority 2]

Hope this helps.


David M. Clark
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Kelly Ford
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 9:26 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Design Question

Hi All,

Does anyone know which, if any, of the WAI or 508 guidelines or standards
would address the following situation.  Suppose you have a web-based e-mail
system and want to give the user the ability to create folders for e-mail
sorting.  The page has a link to create a new folder and when selected it
opens an edit box with the text "new folder" already in the edit box.  The
user can type something new into this field and as soon as focus is moved
away from the field changes take effect.

Under accessibility design guidelines is such acceptable?  Or does a
specific link or control need to be provided to allow for the folder name
to be submitted?


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