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Re: UA/GL duplication of effort? Re: Review of Script Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (part 2.)

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 00:26:51 +0100
Message-ID: <008d01c13be2$8d59ba00$083d70c2@7020CT>
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
>There is a problem, if it is done in the obvious way.

As I originally thought, but obviously didn't explain well.

>Having the author set an onClick and an onFocus
>that lead to the same script, if it shows up as two
>entries in the context-adapted "what can I do?"
>menu, is a real performance degrader.

onMouseOver and an onFocus are more likely, click isn't defined only for a
pointing device is it?

If they are identical scripts handlers for the two events point to the
same function, then a UA could collapse them to one, the same as
collapsing icon and text links could be done, so the approach is possible,
it needs to be mentioned in the specifications.

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