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Re: is the tab order logical and appropriate?

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From: Shrirang Sahasrabudhe
Date: Dec 21, 2006 9:20PM


Hi,
You wrote:
<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.>

By “code order” you mean the controls should appear in logical way in html it self, right?
But by changing the code order the entire look of the page is getting modifiedL
Unfortunately it is not possible as per client UI specification.
I was planning to programmatically set value for tabindex of controls...
Is there any other work around for the same?
Thanks
Shri
"Egan, Bim" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote: 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