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


From: Jeevan Reddy
Date: May 13, 2011 5:27AM

I do agree it is very inaccessible!
there should be some tool to detect technology. If somebody implements this
kind of feature in WAVE Accessibility tool bar, i could be handy!

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 1:20 AM, John E Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.
> ~j
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R.
> Gunnarsson
> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:39 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> 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.
> Thanks
> -Birkir