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RE: grid and treegrid

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:42:07 +0000
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>, 'Jeff Orchard' <porch@sympatico.ca>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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  For the interaction of a treegrid, is the entire row of a branch control supposed to represent the expandable triggering element, or just a cell within that row?

Typically the cell in the first column is used to expand and collapse the node's rows.


  Presumably the new row/rows will be inserted after that row as part of the categorization, but if this data is included as part of a native table structure, should this new content be indented, or not? If yes, then how do visual column headings retain meaning as multiple levels are expanded?

The newly exposed information is added as one or more rows and would be indented, e.g. it doesn't have any data for column 1.


  Also, what type of data is typically displayed as part of treegrid cells, strings, toggles, since this typically represents database information, I assume these would still cover the primary usage scenarios?
It could be anything - common scenarios or file structures.

Adobe Flex had a tree grid control that exposed some degree of accessibility - I think it was an advanced data grid with a treeview mode.

Jonathan

From: Bryan Garaventa [mailto:bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 5:24 PM
To: 'Jeff Orchard'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: grid and treegrid

Personally I'm not aware of a treegrid component that is accessible out of the box, though others here may be.

I am interested in extending the standard TSG grid to support this however, so if I could pick your brain for a minute, that would be helpful.

Part of my difficulty, is that I'm having trouble imagining what it's supposed to look like, and which nodes constitute expandable triggering elements.

For the interaction of a treegrid, is the entire row of a branch control supposed to represent the expandable triggering element, or just a cell within that row?

Presumably the new row/rows will be inserted after that row as part of the categorization, but if this data is included as part of a native table structure, should this new content be indented, or not? If yes, then how do visual column headings retain meaning as multiple levels are expanded?

Also, what type of data is typically displayed as part of treegrid cells, strings, toggles, since this typically represents database information, I assume these would still cover the primary usage scenarios?

Thanks,
Bryan


From: Jeff Orchard [mailto:porch@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:12 AM
To: 'Bryan Garaventa'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: grid and treegrid

Thanks so much for this, Bryan.

I'm having no luck finding a functional ARIA Treegrid. Would there be user agent support even if one were successfully coded?

My client is open to commercial libraries..

I really need a solution. Can anybody point me to a functional ARIA Treegrid?

Best,

Jeff

From: Bryan Garaventa [mailto:bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com]
Sent: November-20-14 2:16 PM
To: 'Jeff Orchard'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: grid and treegrid

I don't have an ARIA Treegrid at present, but do have an ARIA Grid module available if it's helpful, powered by jQuery at
https://github.com/accdc/tsg

It supports many features, such as dynamic population and rendering, auto pagination, editable and readonly states, single or multiselect, callbacks and full configuration, full restyling, etc.
E.G
http://whatsock.com/tsg/Coding%20Arena/ARIA%20Data%20Grids/ARIA%20Data%20Grid%20(Dynamic)/demo.htm

The GitHub download includes Grid variations that can be used for experimentation and to understand the setup process.

The project is open source, so if you would like to add additional features to the Grid module file, this is easily doable.

To understand how all of this works, the following LinkedIn article will be helpful:
http://lnkd.in/b9VGQxf

All the best,
Bryan


From: Jeff Orchard [mailto:porch@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:45 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: grid and treegrid

Hi all,

Can anybody point me to accessible jQuery grid and treegrid components?

I'm aware of the University of Illinois example of a grid, here: http://test.cita.illinois.edu/aria/grid/grid2.php

And it appears that jQuery UI has put development of a grid widget on hold: http://wiki.jqueryui.com/w/page/47182351/Grid-Widget

Any help would be terrific, thanks.

Best,

Jeff

Jeff Orchard, MI
Consultant, Accessible Digital Design
Toronto, Canada
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