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RE: should element with focus be within client window?

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 14:29:23 -0400
To: "'Jonathan Chetwynd'" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Cc: "'T Rowley'" <tor@cs.brown.edu>
Message-Id: <20060826182928.BC08417D9C@postalmail-a2.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Jonathan-

Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
| Doug and Tim,
| you appear to be describing a different issue.
| the issue is that when using the keyboard (tabbing) with html, when  
| focus moves to an element outside the client window, the application  
| moves the element into the client window so it can be seen.
| thus the element in focus is always in view.
| (Obviously the mouse user can move an element in focus outside the  
| window in many instances.)
| Currently no SVG UA has this behaviour afaik.
| My question is whether the current standards ensure that this  
| behaviour in html is replicated with SVG.
| Please note well that this is a very different issue from providing  
| the means to search for the area currently in focus.

Tim and I did indeed go off on a different issue, but only after I answered
your original question (rather in detail):


The short answer is that navigation and focus (tabbing) are not included in
SVG1.1, which means that most browsers won't have them.  They *are* defined
in SVG Tiny1.2, which hopefully means that they will be included in future
versions of those browsers.  This includes the behavior you are asking for,
which is to change the viewport so that the focused element is always

In the meantime, you can do this with script.

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