[Accessibility] Re: [Accessibility-atspi] Re:ATK implementation for complex content, particularly HTML (based on last night's meeting discussion)

Bill Haneman Bill.Haneman at Sun.COM
Wed Apr 5 11:16:39 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 22:49, Aaron M Leventhal wrote:
> I have posted the modified new-atk.html from Bill Haneman to
> mozilla.org.  Thanks Bill for putting the new doc together.
> Current proposal: http://www.mozilla.org/access/unix/new-atk.html
> Obsolete proposal:
> http://www.mozilla.org/access/unix/new-atk-obsolete.html
> I'm still happy with the proposal, but we do need to go over the
> changes to the Q&A section.
> For example:
> Q. How is the checkable state of a menuitem, treeitem or listitem
> exposed?
> Current answer: A. See ATK_STATE_CHECKED, AtkAction, and
> Obsolete answer:  A. There is a role_check_menu_item or
> role_radio_menu_item. List items could contain checkboxes. Trees could
> contain checkboxes and RELATION_NODE_CHILD_OF. 
> New question: How does ATK_STATE_CHECKED and ATK_ROLE_CHECKBOX help me
> with something that is a menuitem? I want to know if its checkable.
> Are we supposed to expose the checkbox as a menuitem?

sorts of situations; these imply "CHECKABLE".

On a similar note, we have ATK_STATE_EXPANDABLE for items with
expanders, not sure if they ever appear in menus or not.

> That's one example of the little polishing issues I want to be sure we
> address eventually.
> Also, what do we do about the Adobe proposal that fits in between the
> first 2 proposals? It doesn't necessarily fit into our new happy world
> between Sun & IBM. I'd like to get everyone on the same page.
> - Aaron
> Aaron Leventhal
> IBM web accessibility architect
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