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Re: QA & A11y question: new w3c validator interface

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:20:10 +0900
Message-Id: <B8C7255F-075C-4F74-AB09-AE264EBC346C@w3.org>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, wai-xtech@w3.org, www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>

On Aug 23, 2007, at 11:55 , olivier Thereaux wrote:

> Hi Gez,
> On Aug 22, 2007, at 19:13 , Gez Lemon wrote:
>> The solution to this particular problem is simple. If the content  
>> that
>> to be hidden is removed with display: none and put back with display:
>> block, then keyboard users won't have to tab through hidden interface
>> elements.
>> The simplest way to do this would be to have two classes in CSS, and
>> then add/remove the classes with script as and when required to  
>> reduce
>> latency so that screen readers have a chance to update their virtual
>> buffer following the click event.
> I understand and agree with this, but I'm not sure how it differs  
> with the existing behavior:
> http://validator.w3.org/scripts/w3c-validator.js

Looking further, I think I finally understand: while the tabbed  
sections are indeed hidden from view with display: none, the options  
toggling apparently isn't.

For the options toggling, we are using the mootools framework's  
slideOut and slideIn routines, I can send them a suggestion to make  
sure that slideOut() properly forces display:none;.

Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 03:19:23 UTC

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