clown at utoronto.ca
Fri Apr 18 15:37:14 UTC 2008
Sorry for sending this twice, but I forgot to include the fluid-work
mailing list last time.
> The form I've seen is a slider with two thumbs, allowing the user to
> select two endpoints of a range, thereby selecting a range.
Here are some examples:
http://dev.jquery.com/view/trunk/ui/demos/ui.slider.html, examples 3 and 4.
Main issues are:
1. what are the keystrokes for keyboard access? This question has
already been forwarded to the dhtml style guide group.
2. what are the role(s) and properties? Is it a new role (sub-range
slider)? A new sub-role?
Overarching the above is a question as to whether this is a usable
widget. Perhaps that's not a question for this group (wai-pfwg), and it
looks like the horse has left the barn (or is leaving soon), so perhaps
it's moot. I would like to seek advice from user experience folks about
this new widget, hence I'm cc'ing the fluid-work list. Fluid-work list:
this is the same widget Eli brought up last Jan:
David Bolter wrote:
> What we are beginning to see are widgets that allow the user to select
> a range. The form I've seen is a slider with two thumbs, allowing the
> user to select two endpoints of a range, thereby selecting a range.
> This is a strange beast. Seems like an unlawful marriage of role
> slider and property multiselect. What do we want to do with it?
> Out in the wild, I see at least jquery has one, and one is landing in
> dojox (the dojo staging area).
> We discussed this on #wai-aria today to the point of thinking we
> needed to raise the issue. (Hopefully not to push the last call date,
> but to just get a basic plan ready, and consider impact on roles and
> wording, specifically perhaps the range role)
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