Re: GNOME Accessibility on by default, and Firefox
- From: David Bolter <david bolter utoronto ca>
- To: Aaron Leventhal <aaronleventhal moonset net>
- Cc: Mario Lang <mlang delysid org>, Gnome Accessibility List <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: GNOME Accessibility on by default, and Firefox
- Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:35:54 -0400
This is a common pattern. I hear it is also true for other things in FF
like dom mutation events.... only fire if there is a listener... makes a
lot of sense.
A tree should only fall in the forest if someone is listening. <grin>
Aaron Leventhal wrote:
> Mario, on Windows we use lazy instantiation. There is no need for an
> "enable a11y" flag in the OS. Just the fact that something asks us for
> an accessible object wakes us up. We get a WM_GETOBJECT event -- and
> before that a11y is not loaded.
> We really need lazy instantiation like that under Gnome. If the AT is
> loaded and starts asking us for objects, then we can wake up.
> - Aaron
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