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Re: drop down menus


From: Peter Weil
Date: May 29, 2009 6:10AM

On May 29, 2009, at 2:38 AM, Al Sparber wrote:

> So-called "pure" CSS menus are sometimes accessible, but never
> usable.

I know that this can be a provocative topic (previous threads on this
subject never seemed to arrive at satisfactory conclusion), but we are
also looking into the possibility of incorporating dropdown menus.
However, accessibility/usability is an absolute requirement -- it's
one of the reasons that we have avoided them in the past. Would you
please expand on why pure CSS menus are "never usable"? Is javascript
a necessary component?

Thank you.

Peter Weil, Web Developer
University Communications
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: 608-262-6538