Re: Children of menu items?

Padraig O'Briain wrote:
> > >GtkMenuItem Notes:
> > >Currently GaelMenuItem does not provide any implementation for accessible
> > >children so it will have, by defulat, the implementation in GaelContainer. Is
> > >the proposal to expose a child only if it is a submenu necessary?
> > >
> > >***
> > Well, an AT needs some way to determine whether a menu item is a
> > submenu.  If GaelMenuItem exposes the children represented in its
> > GtkContainer, then we won't properly flatten the higherarky, and can't
> > provide an AT the knowledge that the menu item has a submenu, since the
> > submenu is not exposed as a child of the GtkContainer.

I don't think we should flatten the hierarchy totally, just like so:


> > ***
> >
> >
> It looks like we need to provide an implementation of
> atk_object_get_n_accessible_children() and atk_object_ref_accessible_child() for
> GaelMenuItem so that it exposes one child if a menu item is a submenu.

Why not expose all the submenu-items as children instead?  This
(proposal for one child that then has more menuitem children) seems
like a useless indirection.

> We will probably need to fiddle with the menu, i.e. set atk_object_set_parent()
> so that atk_object_get_index_in_parent() returns the cirrect value.
> Padraig
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Bill Haneman
Gnome Accessibility / Batik SVG Toolkit
Sun Microsystems Ireland

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