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RE: Menu and submenu

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:40:35 +0000
To: "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>, "Balusani, Shirisha" <sirib@uillinois.edu>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Just reading the ARIA standards for menubar keyboard navigation. The below extract if I am reading this correctly indicates if the Menubar/submenus has focus and you issue tab or shift tab. Then the menu is closed, and the next element receives focus.

  *   Tab: Moves focus to the next element in the tab sequence, and if the item that had focus is not in a menubar, closes its menu and all open parent menu containers.
  *   Shift + Tab: Moves focus to the previous element in the tab sequence, and if the item that had focus is not in a menubar, closes its menu and all open parent menu containers.

If I am correct in my understanding, this is excellent because Web pages will behave as what OS programs do. Thus muscle memory is removed for users and expected behaviour occurs.

Sean Murphy
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From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu]
Sent: Friday, 9 December 2016 6:35 AM
To: Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Menu and submenu


Here is the latest guidance from the ARIA Authoring practices (editors draft) guide:


Menu Buttton

There are links to examples at the end of each section.


From: Balusani, Shirisha [mailto:sirib@uillinois.edu]
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:22 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Menu and submenu

Can you please tell how menu and submenu should work with keyboard?
My understanding is :

*        when no menu is opened , Tabbing takes you across the menu items in the horizontal row

*        When one of the menu items has focus, pressing the Enter key, Spacebar open the submenu

*        When Menu is opened (that has submenu), tab will close the existing submenu and restores the focus to ? ( the Parent menu item  or this show take focus to next menu / to the first item in the menu bar)

*        Up and Down arrow to navigate within the open submenu items

*        Pressing the Escape key closes the submenu and focus should be restore to parent menu item

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