Keyboard Interaction for Re-ordering Portlets

Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at
Wed Jan 16 14:39:28 UTC 2008

Shaw-Han, thanks for this excellent description of the issues and  
proposed solution.

Maybe I should finish my coffee before posting this, but there's one  
thing in your description that's not quite clear to me:

On 15-Jan-08, at 4:45 PM, Shaw-Han Liem wrote:

> When the last link in
> a portlet is focused, and the tab key is pressed, we should move to  
> the
> first link in the next portlet.

and then

> When a new portlet is selected, we change focus to the portlet
> container.

These two statements seem, to my uncaffeinated brain, to contradict  
each other.

In the first one, "move to the first link in the next portlet" implies  
that a new portlet is selected and that the first link in that new  
portlet gets focus.

The second statement, however, is that when a new portlet is selected,  
the portlet *container* gets focus.

What am I not getting here? Am I just misreading words like 'select'  
and 'focus?'

Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at
Software Designer, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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