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On Focus Question

From: Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 11:21:29 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BF85B26B8ED7B647ACAD9C68E89DA55441119F64@HMBREXMP03.highmark.com>
I'm looking at 3.2.1 On Focus
When any component receives focus, it does not initiate a change of context. (Level A)

Here's what I'm thinking. If I press an arrow key while focus is in a drop down, focus does go to another list item, and the page does change before I get to pick the item I want. In that situation, this is a violation. If instead, I get focus to the box and press Alt + Down Arrow, I can scroll through the box at will and pick my choice. Then, I can tab out of the box and that initiates a change on the page. My question is this. Is this only a violation because I may not know that I can use Alt + Down Arrow, or is it a violation for some other reason. I realize that in a normal Windows dialog box, plain arrow keys don't initiate a change.




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