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Re: Drop-down menus using javaScript to navigate and Accessibility Issues


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Jun 1, 2004 3:11AM

On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:39:02AM +0100, mike.brockington wrote:
> While Julian's idea of the 'noscript-only' button is quite clever, I think
> that he may be missing a point. I have often seen it said that navigating a
> select box with the keyboard produces an onChange event every time that the
> user scrolls down a line, therefore changing the page location unnecessarily.
> Can anyone else confirm or deny this?

In Firefox 0.8, using the keyboard to navigate an onchange-enabled dropdown
does *not* fire the event until return is pressed.


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