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Re: is the tab order logical and appropriate?

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From: Egan, Bim
Date: Dec 21, 2006 2:40AM


Hi Shri,

The tab order of:
search input box
format checkboxes
search button
is perfectly logical. You are right to believe that many people will believe that the search options end with the search button, so this shouldn't appear before the format option checkboxes.

It is best to ensure that this order applies by making it the code order of the elements. Avoid using TABINDEX to impose a different order, as this affects every element on the page, which may not be appropriate.

Kind regards,

Bim