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Re: Accessibility of CSS overflow

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 00:38:15 +0100
Message-ID: <011a01c23435$d8913060$4a3c70c2@7020CT>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

"Tom Gilder" <w3c@tom.me.uk>
> For instance, to scroll purely using the keyboard in IE6/win there has
> to be an element you can tab to (such as a link) within the scrollable
> Otherwise keyboard-only users won't be able to access the content out of
> as far as I an see.

I'd suggest this was an issue with IE6 (ie a UAAG issue - allow user
access to "widgets"), a simple workaround as you say would be to add a
tabindex to the overflow:scrolled area, this would allow keyboard use, to
overcome the validity issue you can use a scripting solution to set the
tabindex and overflow properties or you could use a non W3 version of HTML
to maintain the validity of the document.

Received on Thursday, 25 July 2002 19:49:00 UTC

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