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[Bug 10994] accessKeyLabel can expose new information about the user and possibly also other origins

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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:17:52 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10994

--- Comment #3 from Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> 2010-10-11 12:17:52 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> All major browsers use a consistent key assignment scheme as far as I know, so
> that should normally add no information beyond the UA string.

The attribute takes a space-separated list of keys, and the browser can choose
one of them, or another key altogether, or no key at all. This is a change from
current browsers/HTML4, and if browsers implement that and make clever
decisions based on the user's environment like the spec suggests,
accessKeyLabel in turn exposes information about the user's environment that
was not possible before.

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