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ACTION-644 Test assumption that access key assignments must be unique in a given HTML instance

From: Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:02:05 +0000
Message-ID: <47CE7DAD.4020904@icra.org>
To: mobileOK Pro <public-bpwg-pro@w3.org>

I've finally got around to looking at this action which I took during 
the face to face. To do so, I created a test page at [1]. This contains 
2 form controls that both have the same access key assigned to them. 
Unless I'm doing something wrong, only IE recognises the access keys 
(not Opera or Firefox). The result is not surprising. Pressing Alt+1 
moves focus to the first of the form controls, but pressing that key 
combination a second time does not move focus to the second form control.

The effect of this is that checking for XHTML Basic validity will not 
throw up cases where the same access key has been assigned multiple 
times and we must check it manually. Based on this. I suggest that the 
current three tests:

If access keys are not assigned: [FAIL]
If access keys are not indicated effectively: [FAIL]
If the usage of access keys is not consistent across a given page and 
site: [FAIL]

be appended thus:

If access keys are not assigned: [FAIL]
If access keys are not indicated effectively: [FAIL]
If the usage of access keys is not consistent across a given page and 
site: [FAIL]
If the same access key is assigned multiple times [FAIL]

Phil.

[1] http://www.fosi.org/projects/MWI/accesskeytest.htm


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Phil Archer
Chief Technical Officer,
Family Online Safety Institute
w. http://www.fosi.org/people/philarcher/
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