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Re: default cursor focus

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 18:25:56 +1100
Cc: wai <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
Message-Id: <B7B4A4C2-456D-11D7-9525-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

The only recommendation I know of is to ensure that there is a logical 
navigation order. Individual browsers (or browser/screenreader or 
browser/asssistive technology combinations) may provide specialised 
configurations, which reflect a user's experience and preferences, if 
the content they work on works in standard ways.


Charles McCN

On Friday, Feb 21, 2003, at 16:44 Australia/Melbourne, Kerstin 
Goldsmith wrote:

> Hi,
> I seem to recall hearing/seeing something about the idea of defaulting
> the cursor focus into the first form field on a page as an ease-of-use
> recommendation, but I cannot find any references to it.  Are there any
> WAI recommendations about this?  I have tried pages out that have 
> search
> fields as well as login screens, and they seem to work quite well with
> screenreaders: the screenreader first reads the "label+edit" and then
> proceeds reading the rest of the page until a user starts entering 
> their
> search criterion or login info.
> Thanks for any pointers,
> -Kerstin
> <kerstin.goldsmith.vcf>
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
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