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From: Victoria Hamill
Date: Aug 31, 2004 5:32AM







Thanks to both of you for these pointers.
The only way I've ever managed to get a collapsible menu to work is through
javascript, and the code I use is a massive javascript file that is
required even in order to load up the menu items. I have used
tags to enclose a tabular menu in the past, but I'm not doing that anymore
as it simply loads 2 massive menus instead of one!
I'll take a look at these examples to see if there is anything I can glean
from them to build a better menu, which may help whether I can convince our
client to do without the text-based site or not!

Victoria
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That would make a lot more sense if they were turned off the first time,
though.



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> Hi Victoria,
>
> I don't have any numbers but one solution you can suggest is to include
an
> option to switch JavaScript menus on and off. An example can be found at
> http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/Profiles/Visitors.htm. That way the
> client gets what they want and the user gets to the content!
>
> Thanks, Henny
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> From: victoria.hamill [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
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> Subject: [WebAIM] How many people switch off javascript?
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> Hi,
>
> One of our clients has requested a text-only version of his website so
> that
> he can avoid thinking about accessibility on his main site. I'm trying to
> put together a list of arguments against this as I completely disagree
> with
> the whole notion of building a flat and lifeless alternative because you
> want to have a whizzy menu etc. on the main one. I know that the idea of
> text-only is unpopular among people here as I've seen a lot of outrage
> whenever it is mentioned.
>
> One of my arguments is to be the number of people who switch off
> javascript
> when they view sites, thus making the use of javascript as a navigation
> tool unreliable. I believe this number is quite high, and is far from
> restricted to people with disabilities, but was wondering if there was a
> resource anyone knew of where I could find a statistic?
>
> Thanks
>
> Victoria
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> NetInfo
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