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RE: UDM from Brothercake for drop-down menus


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Oct 17, 2005 10:40AM

> > A "perfect" solution would be brothercake's with an AJAX layer only
> > loading the content of the sub sections when you activate a main
> > section.
> That's an interesting idea. Might be a bit slow, but
> interesting thinking.

Perfect might be a bit strong here, or a bit premature. Screen readers
will have very different approaches to dealing with dynamic DOM
modifications. Some may require that you start reading from the top of
the page to access the new content, others may require a manual update
of the screen reader's page model. This type of scripted modification
causes more problems than it solves at present. There is lots of work
yet to be done to make sure that screen readers know how to deliver an
equivalent experience...