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RE: Javascript Rollovers and accessibility


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Jan 21, 2003 11:47AM

I take responsibility for that - the Publication Services Section is my
responsibility. Originally, it was felt that the title text would be
sufficient but later, the decision was to use <noscript> and I forgot to
remove the title text.

I will do that today.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Big John [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:39 PM
> Subject: RE: Javascript Rollovers and accessibility
> Julian rickards wrote:
> > The other term I use is "remote" mouse overs and that is
> where moving the
> > mouse over one image affects another image - for example,
> > http://www.againsttheclock.com
> <http://www.againsttheclock.com>; , watch the
> > top graphic as you mouseOver the navbar links. In this
> case, the effect is
> > decorative too, both the top graphic and the navbar
> graphic. However, if you
> > go to http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndm/mines/ims/pub/default_e.asp
> >
<http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndm/mines/ims/pub/default_e.asp>; , you will see
> that the mouseover left navbar links provides additional information.
> However, using the <noscript> tag, the additional information is provided
> the non-JavaScript users.

I noticed that in the .gov site above, the remote rollovers
contain info, and the <noscript> supplies the same for non-JS
UA's, so why is there also a big ugly 'title' box draped
across those wonderful rollovers, carrying essentially the
same info?

It visually mars the rollover just when the eye is turning to
look. Do accessability guidelines actually require this, or what?
Can the JS be used to 'turn off' the title box for JS enabled UA's?
Or is it just bad design?
Big John

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