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Re: Detecting types of web technologies (JQuery/AJAX)


From: John E Brandt
Date: May 12, 2011 1:51PM

This "feature" does not work in FF4.

In IE9 when you hover over the menu items at the top of the page, the page
refreshes automatically. IE9 also reveals some statement about add-ons not
being installed.

FWIW, I don't see this as being accessible at all and very
difficult/impossible to use.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine, USA

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Subject: [WebAIM] Detecting types of web technologies (JQuery/AJAX)

Hi everyone

I am wondering if there is a tool or short cut that can analyze web pages
for presence of technologies like JQuery or AJAX.
There is a page: http://www.syslumadur.is which has a list of items that
produces a menus only when the mouse is used to hover over them.
It clearly breaks the "keyboard only" accessibility criteria of WCAG and my
screen reader does not even recognize these as links.
I am wondering if I can detect the technology used to generate these with
some software analytical tool, rather than reading through the web page
code, some sort of a quick analysis of the underlying technologies.
I have used some accessibility evaluators and there is some of this type of
analysis in there, but sometimes it would be handy to detect the presence of
technologiessuch as ajax or flash in a web page without running full scale
accessibility evaluation.