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is the tab order logical and appropriate?


From: Shrirang Sahasrabudhe
Date: Dec 20, 2006 11:50PM

in my search application i have a scenario where user can search documents according to diff document types.
e.g. PDF, word doc, power point etc

i have following controls on the page
1. search query edit box
2. search button
3. PDF checkbox
4. ms word checkbox
5. ms powerpoint checkbox

currently the tab order i have is
search query-checkboxes-search button

is this according to accessibility requirements?
my logic behind putting search button at the end of the order is
"users may tend to click the search button whenever they find it so they may not realize the existence of checkboxes"
is it ok?
or some groups may have any concerns with the approach?
your views are appreciated

Warm Regards
Shrirang P. Sahasrabudhe
Software Engineer
Infosys Technologies Ltd


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