dojo ui help

Richard Schwerdtfeger schwer at us.ibm.com
Wed Jul 11 17:59:32 UTC 2007


I agree with that for text. ... but not for a widget. Widgets you would
like to amphasize should have a convention of drawing a border around it to
draw attention. So, in these instances you would trigger off an element
property:

role, id, etc.

Rich,


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review  Board
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Hi all--

I may be misunderstanding this, but if highlighting is being used to
increase emphasis or attention to an item, you should indicate that
using the <em> or <strong> elements in HTML. How it appears,
highlighted, in bold, whatever, can be controlled using CSS. If you do
it this way a screen reader will let the user know what you're up to.

Mike

David Bolter wrote:
> Colin,
>
> Thanks for your reply, it was right on topic, and thanks for checking
> the Apple docs. This is a bit of a mucky one I think.
>
> I've spent a bit of time away from dojo and am not sure but I think Bill
> is struggling with how to capture the semantics of highlighted in
> perhaps a style-agnostic term. It might be futile :)
>
> I've seen, and experienced first hand, confusion over the various states
> that different toolkits have... stuff like armed, active, selected,
> checked, enabled, pressed, on...
>
> The aria state documentation is quite descriptive... but I'm not seeing
> anything that fits say a highlighted parent menu item. I'm not sure a
> semantically meaningful term for this is a good idea or not... but worth
> exploring. If a menu-item is selected/armed/active/highlighted we might
> contort our minds to think of that as a temporary live region and the
> related parent menu item as 'relevant' but I really don't want to go
there.
>
> I think *maybe* menu items that open submenus should have a selected
> state if a user has selected them. Tomorrow I may disagree with myself.
> It does seem to diverge a bit from the typical use of the selected state.
>
> cheers,
> D
>
> Colin Clark wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> So, in this case, the thing you're suggested Fluid can help with is
>> Bill's question about what highlight/hover state should be called? Or
>> am I confused?
>>
>> I did a quick read through the Apple Human Interface Guidelines, just
>> as an example of where this terminology might be mentioned, and didn't
>> find any reference to it.
>>
>> How about calling it "highlighted"? :)
>>
>> Does anyone else know if there is established terminology for this
>> behaviour menus?
>>
>> Colin
>>
>> David Bolter wrote:
>>
>>> This is an example of the kind of thing I hope the FLUID ui gurus can
>>> help with if possible:
>>>
>>>
http://dojotoolkit.org/forum/developer-forums/dijit-development/toolbars-menus-and-selection

>>>
>>>
>>> I understand it may be too early to commit to a toolkit; and to
>>> commit resources to a toolkit.
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> D
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