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From: Joel Sanda
Date: Dec 20, 2002 2:13PM


Mark -

Yes, that makes sense. Perhaps, then a button that will stop the refresh?
The button doesn't have to be visible, unless sighted users would somehow
benefit from that. I've tried to sop auto-refreshing in the past, when on a
dial-up connection. This could be tricky, though, as I'm not sure how easy
it is to insert refresh variables after a page has loaded?

The only issue I can speak to, and you're probably very aware of this, is
screen readers "loading" the page or "resetting" the location in the
document they are reading from.

Joel Sanda, M.A.
Standards & Accessibility Consultant
Technical Consulting

www.ecollege.com
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p. 303.873.7400 x 3021
f. 303.873.7449
eCollege Supporting your Success


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Rew [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 1:57 PM
To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: Re: HowTo provide the user the ability to turn refresh off?


Yes, that's a good suggestion, but we need for the refresh feature to
operate
even if the site is being accessed from a kiosk. Hence, if the Director
walks
by the kiosk in the lobby we want him to see the latest map on the screen.

thanks
Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Sanda" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 2:37 PM
Subject: RE: HowTo provide the user the ability to turn refresh off?


> Mark;
>
> Perhaps it would be easier to give the user the ability to refresh,
instead
> of automatically refreshing. I'm not aware of any settings in either
> Netscape, Mozilla, Opera or Internet Explorer that give the user the
ability
> to not refresh if a page is coded to do so.
>
> Joel Sanda, M.A.
> Standards & Accessibility Consultant
> Technical Consulting
>
> www.ecollege.com
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> p. 303.873.7400 x 3021
> f. 303.873.7449
> eCollege Supporting your Success
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Rew [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 12:32 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: HowTo provide the user the ability to turn refresh off?
>
>
> Hi list,
>
> I have a set of web pages at:
> http://www.weather.gov/
> Click on "forecast" or "current," or some other weather information link.
>
> The page refreshes the map every 300 seconds. How do I give the user the
> option to turn this refresh off. Better yet, I would like to provide the
> user
> the option of turning the refresh off, and on at will.
>
> The pages are written in:
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
>
> The option allowing refresh is:
> <meta http_equiv="REFRESH" contents="300">
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Mark Rew
> e-mail: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>
>
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