Re: drag'n'drop is grab'n'drop for non-visual users

This is what we concluded in the DHTML style guide:

The suggested Control+M mainly is used to signal that the set of objects 
we want to take action on is now complete which makes it easier for the 
developer to analyze the set and mark appropriate drop targets. Without 
this signal the set of available drop targets analysis would need to be 
done with each addition or subtraction to/from the set of items to be 
dragged, potentially a computationally expensive task.


Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>> 1. be able to select items to grab using the "standard" commands: 
>> SHIFT plus SpaceBar to select sequentially and CONTROL plus SpaceBar to
>> select non-consecutive items
>> 2. be able to grab items using the MODIFIER plus G keystroke AFTER 
>> selecting the objects to be moved/copied;
>> 3. be able to drop items on a designated target using the MODIFIER plus
>> D keystroke, once the target is in focus...
> Coming to this completely cold, not having followed the discussion: 
> could points 2 and 3 be performed by the same key - one key to command 
> to both "pick up and put down" items? I'm thinking ENTER perhaps.
> P

Received on Monday, 5 January 2009 21:09:22 UTC