Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#4518 closed task (fixed)

Need mechanism to resize split containers via the keyboard

Reported by: Becky Gibson Owned by: Becky Gibson
Priority: high Milestone: 1.1
Component: Accessibility Version: 0.9
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:

Description

There is a discussion thread here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2007Sep/0086.html

My current plan is to use some special key to move focus to the "grab handle" and to use the arrow keys to resize in some percentage increment.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

if we put a tabindex=0 on the container, will this work in IE and FF to allow user to read the info? If so, doc this.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Milestone: 1.01.1

In Firefox the split container will be in the tab order (this is default FF behavior) so if the data is not visible, the user can use the arrow keys to scroll the data into view. This is not the case in IE, so the doc will be updated to indicate that if there is a chance of the data not being visible within a split pane, a tabindex=0 should be put on the content pane within the splitpane.

Moving to 1.1

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Status: newassigned

currently the splitters are put into the tab order - this is good but I need to look into assigning a role to the splitter.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

(In [12284]) refs #4518 added waiRole=separator to the splitter div for a11y. Waiting to hear back from screen reader developer if there is a better role to use before closing.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Becky Gibson

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

closing as I have confirmed that separator role is the best we can do for now

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by davidb

I wonder about a combination of role="range" and aria relation aria-controls="pane1ID pane2ID"...

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