Marking up Layout Panes

My strategy with layout panes is to put the container element for each 
pane in the tab order via tabindex=0, give it a role of region, and 
require a title attribute.   Does anyone see a problem with putting each 
content pane in the tab order? This will allow people to easily navigate 
from section to section.  For the time being I am assuming a Firefox 2 
implementation and thus no support for live regions.   Also, this may be 
moot since I don't think that the screen readers support region, yet. 

An alternative is to use XHTML roles main and secondary, assuming that 
more than one element can be given a role of secondary. 

Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
5 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101

Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 22:47:35 UTC