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Re: help with 508 compliant javascripts and mouse-overs

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From: Mark Rew
Date: Jan 29, 2002 5:17AM


The short answer is that you can not. Mouseovers scripts is based on a single
type of access technology, the mouse. When we tried having mouseover
javascripts we had to provide a image map that was described well by the alt
tags. Ultimately we removed the javascripts all together because of
performance problems. Also, the mouseover Javascripts added to the
maintneance over-head of the site. With careful redesign we now have a site
that is much easier to maintain, loads much quicker, and has a simpler
interface to navegate.

Mark Rew
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Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 6:15 PM
Subject: help with 508 compliant javascripts and mouse-overs


> I have a web page which has javascript and mouseovers--I am not familiar
with
> javascript but it references a link to a javascript page:
>
> <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript" src="main.js"></script>
> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/css_pc.css" type="text/css">
> <script language="JavaScript">if
> ((navigator.platform=='MacPPC')&&(navigator.appVersion.substr(17,8) != "MSIE
> 5.0")) { document.write('<link rel=stylesheet href="/css_mac.css"
> type="text/css">') }</script>
> <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">
> function launchSplash(){
> zPopWindow('splash.asp','Splash',600,500,1);
> }
> </script>
>
>
> However it seems to be the mouseovers that are causing the Home Page
> Screenreader to crash with script error messages. How can I make this
> compliant without creating a text only page?
>
>
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