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RE: test suites

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 15:18:21 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990903150948.00ced9c0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
One way the group has discussed is to make elements that can respond to
events (like mouse over) part of the list of active elements that the user
can sequentially move to with the TAB key of IE.  The user could then use a
keyboard command to get a list of events an element can respond to and
simulate the event by selecting it from the list.  This should be a user
configurable option, due to the potential impact on the number of elements
the user would need to navigate (for example if their was an event on the
BODY element every element in the document would be associated with that
event).  The number of elements could potentially be more managable if only
elements with explicit event handlers were added to the list of active



At 08:50 AM 9/2/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I'd be interested in hearing suggestions about how a UA might provide
>mouse-over activation without a mouse.  We haven't thought up any good
>-Chris Wilson
> Internet Explorer Team
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
>Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 8:44 AM
>To: WAI UA group
>Subject: test suites
>One of the things that the CSS working group has produced is test suites - a
>set of pages you can use to check whether you conform.
>In reading through the evaluation tests I noticed that there are certain
>clear things that should be checked. A classic example is keyboard
>- how does a user activate an onMouseover without a mouse?
>perhaps we should create some example pages for testing.
>This also relates to WCAG - what should we test for in areas where WCAG has
>an "until user agents" requirement? SHould we test pages which conform to
>WCAG, or pages which do not, or both?
>Hmm. I feel like I have asked a lot of questions in the last week or so, and
>have not offered much in the way of answers or even suggested answers.
>Charles McCN 
>--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
>phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
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