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Re: INPUT TYPE="file", speech output, & triggering mechanisms

From: Catherine Laws <claws@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 15:57:01 -0500
To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: timla@microsoft.com, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
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The Browse button is obviously in the DOM because HPR can read it. HPR does
not use MSAA to read a web page.

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"gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>@w3.org on 04/20/2001 01:41:48 PM

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To:   timla@microsoft.com, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
cc:   w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
Subject:  Re: INPUT TYPE="file", speech output, & triggering mechanisms

Al Gilman asked, in relation to the "Browse" button that enables a file
selection interface to be invoked via the INPUT TYPE="file" control type:
> Does IE put the 'browse' button in the DOM or only to the screen through

actually, i was hoping that someone such as, oh, say, tim lacy, might
answer that...

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