Lightbox Component and IE 6 & 7 Compatibility

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Sat Jun 23 15:51:49 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

If you're interested in some background information about how tabindex 
should be used, here are some links to further reading material:

Mozilla's article on Key-navigable custom DHTML widgets:

Rich's ARIA Roadmap for DHTML accessibility:

I gave a presentation at the Sakai conference outlining DHTML and 
JavaScript accessibility problems and solutions, covering tabindex and 
ARIA, among other things:


Joseph Scheuhammer wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wrote:
>> Are you saying that if we set the tabindex on the main lightbox <div> 
>> to zero that it will receive focus?  And, that one can attach a focus 
>> listener to it using dojo.connect()?
> Thanks to Simon who gave us (the atrc fluid folks) a clear explanation 
> of the meanings of tabindex values of "0", ">0", and "-1".  The case we 
> want is to set the tabindex of the main lightbox <div> to "0".  This 
> will work in the popular browsers, except Safari/WebKit, who are playing 
> catch-up.

Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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