Tab and arrow keys in the Lightbox component

Richard Schwerdtfeger schwer at us.ibm.com
Thu May 24 18:22:52 UTC 2007



Well I have proof that iFrames are getting phased out.

Here is a keynote I gave in Paris earlier this year. Slide 4 shows the
growth of web markup (these are real numbers).

As you can see IFrames  are all but dead - especially with mashups. Also,
navigation between frames is always probelematic for PWDs. Watch for CSS
shoot passed JavaScript. Seems like a general trend hat new web standards
take about 5-7 years to get a footing.

(See attached file: EAccessForum011907.ppt)


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review  Board
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/schwer


                                                                           
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Hi Rich and all,

Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> The documens in an IFrame or Frame are entirely different documents. So,
> yes, if you use an IFrame you would have to do what you suggest. I would
> argue, however, that using an IFrame is no longer necessary. You can
> define your navigation to these areas. I believe both IE and FF use the
> CSS properties to make the <div> scrollable if we desired it to.

I have been arguing this exact point about iFrames within the context of
Sakai. At least by default, they're not necessary and should be phased
out of the portal over time. This seems to be the general direction
taken by the portal developers--Ian Boston and Chuck Severance have done
some great work in this regard--and I'll continue to advocate for the
removal of iFrames in Sakai at the upcoming project coordination meeting
in Amsterdam.

Colin


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Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
http://fluidproject.org
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