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RE: [style guide] tabpanel questions

From: Victor Tsaran <vtsaran@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:05:35 -0700
Message-ID: <088A0B616C8C1D4787DD686C6922A72AA1C8B9@SNV-EXVS10.ds.corp.yahoo.com>
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Q1: If the focus goes to the tab and not into the associated tabpanel,
how does the user, from the keyboard, move the focus into the active
tabpanel from the active tab?

Shouldn't the focus event automatically move the user input to the tab
that just accepted focus?

Q2: The style guide presently discusses how a user would activate a
operation on a tab (and its associated tabpanel) via hotkey or context
Do you have a user-experience feature for how the user would discover
that a given tab can be deleted?  Or markup/DOM/API concept?

IMHO, this will probably depend on the particular design, e.g. the tab
may be deletable from the menu, context menu or via a shortcut key.
Discoverability dilemma is probably the same one as on the desktop.

Received on Thursday, 14 August 2008 19:06:34 UTC

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