Draft recommendation to use Dojo
Michael S Elledge
elledge at msu.edu
Tue Oct 16 14:15:44 UTC 2007
I think this makes a lot of sense, especially given IBM's commitment to
making Dojo the place to go for accessible widgets. Nothing like
leveraging Big Blue!
Colin Clark wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> There's been some discussion about our use of Dojo on the list recently.
> At the summit, the technical group agreed to propose the use of Dojo as
> I've put together a wiki page that outlines the proposal, some of the
> lingering concerns about Dojo, and a timeline for revisiting this
> recommendation. Please take a look and share your thoughts with the list.
> This recommendation to use Dojo covers the use of pre-built DHTML
> widgets within Fluid components, and is not exclusive. If you find a
> widget outside of Dojo and feel strongly that it's worth using, feel
> free. Just check with the community first and be prepared to do the
> extra work to make it accessible and consistent.
> accessibility. With the right techniques, including use of ARIA for
> assistive technology compatibility, we can create fully accessible DHTML
> user interfaces, but it requires a lot of work. My hope is that Dojo
> will save us some time by not requiring us to implement these techniques
> in every widget we use.
> On the other hand, I'm not completely bound to this approach and would
> like to continue to assess our success with Dojo's widget set.
> Unfortunately our first experience with its drag and drop library hasn't
> been particularly successful, but I still see a lot of value in trying
> to reuse Dojo widgets as much as possible to gain an accessibility
> Thoughts? Comments? Complaints?
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