[games_access] duel navigation? Please could all members voice their opinions?

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 17:17:49 EST 2005


I really don't under this email at all. The terms you are using (duel
navigation, planar and linear controls, elements) and then you talk
about web site control methods? I don't see the connection.

-Reid

On 11/16/05, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Duel Navigation:
>
> Please could all members voice their opinions:
>
> Is it too restrictive to insist on there being only one element in
> focus at any time? even in a gaming situation?
>
> Does anyone have experience of using dual controls to navigate(1)?
> Where one set of controls is linear, the other planar?
>
> Has someone has already come across something similar, though not
> necessarily identical,
> and perhaps already analysed and resolved the issues likely to arise?
>
>
>
> thanks again
>
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessible Solutions
> http://www.eas-i.co.uk
>
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> (1) keyboard tab and mouse offer alternative methods to navigate a
> web page or application.
> Assuming that it is device independent and accessible.
>
> However it hasn't been satisfactorily described what should happen
> when both are in use:
> what will the window.status show as the destination URL? (2)
>
> If there is to be a single focus, should the tab 'jump' to the
> current mouse event locus? and vice versa
> Would changing mouse location might be more contentious?
>
> If one had separate controls on a steering column in a car, this
> would be expected,
> Even with a space-warp drive the expectation might be that jumping on
> a bicycle doesn't drop one back where one last used it....
>
>
> (2) https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=316191
> This relates to a bug I am proposing to the CDFWG http://www.w3.org/
> 2004/CDF/ :
>
> (draft)
> window.status & duel focus one example of a really fundamental
> philosophical
> flaw:
>
> Should there be only one element allowed to be in focus?
>
> For instance if one tabs through a document and at the same time
> mouseover a
> document
> It will be normal that a click will deliver me to one URL, whereas an
> enter
> will deliver me to another.
>
> Device independence suggests that maybe this isn't such a good idea.
> consider, what will the window.status show as the destination URL?
> It can only be 'right' 50% of the time.
>
> Unless one implements a 'last use' policy with a single focus.
>
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