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From Gabrielle Crawford <>
Subject Re: [Trinidad] implementing tabIndex attributes on select components
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:38:04 GMT
Thanks. Maybe it wasn't complexity but just that it affected a lot of 
components? We'll see what they say next week....



Andrew Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Gabrielle Crawford
> <> wrote:
>> Unfortunately I can't remember the details. Blake Sullivan and Andy
>>  Schwartz aren't around this week, but they may know more.
> Not a problem, I don't see myself getting too much done this week with
> Easter coming up.
>>  What happens to components that don't have a tabindex set, meaning do
>>  you have to set it on everything in the page once you set it on one thing?
> That is the way of HTML, this isn't a Trinidad consideration, but
> something specific to writing web sites. Note that you don't have to
> set all the tab indexes, but only the ones that you want to get focus
> first (as I mentioned, elements without tab indexes are tabbed too
> after all the explicit ones).
> So if I have a log in form, the tab indexes would probably be:
> user name: 1
> password: 2
> submit: 3
> And then everything else would not have one. This way all the
> "template" components would be tabbed, just not first.

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