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RE: accessible css rollovers WAS whitespace, navigation links, st yled divs

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 10:15:46 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D02878D92@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


sorry, my mistake in choice of terminology. These rollovers are designed to
show extra text/images away from the actual link. Eric Meyer calls them
pop-ups but that term doesn't seem right either. For an example take a look
at http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/popups/demo.html and put your mouse
(if, indeed, you use a mouse) over the links. Can't see how to make it work
with a keyboard though :(



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Johns [mailto:andrew.johns@jkd.co.uk]
> Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 10:05 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: accessible css rollovers WAS whitespace, 
> navigation links,
> styled divs
> > On a similar theme Mr Meyer also has a way of creating pure 
> css roll-overs
> > that look great for the browsers that support it but I'm 
> wondering how they
> > will 'sound' in a screen-reader and look in a text-browser. 
> They work thus:
> > <a href="path/to/page.htm">link text<span>roll-over text</span></a>
> > the <span> is set to display:none and then using a:hover it 
> is set to
> > display:block with fixed positioning. My first thought is 
> that the roll-over
> > text will get read out in screen-readers as part of the 
> link text because it
> > is contained within the <a> tags but I can't see another 
> way of creating the
> > same effect that would be accessible. Any ideas?
> I've always assumed that the most accessible way of doing 
> rollovers was to use css classes, which change 
> onmouseover/onmouseout onblur/onfocus, which according to the 
> guidelines is acceptable, as it'll work in browsers that 
> support javascript and if it's turned off, it doesn't affect 
> the navigation.
> Is this the wrong method?
> Kind Regards,
> Andy
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