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[Bug 13958] Authors should be able to request specific modifiers for accesskeys

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Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 05:37:22 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13958

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |LATER

--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-10-21 05:37:21 UTC ---
This is already on the medium-term plan for accesskey. I intend to add
"modifier+" prefixes to what is currently just single-letter items, as well as
key names ("home", "F1", etc; see bug 13576). That's why the spec currently
says to ignore values longer than one character. First I'm waiting for
implementations to pick up the stuff we've specced so far.

One open question is what to do about the way that different platforms use
different accelerators for different purposes. e.g. Windows uses Ctrl where Mac
uses Command; Mac and Unix have accelerators like Ctrl+A for going to the start
of the line, and each platform has their own eccentricities, e.g. Mac's "Home"
key doesn't act like Windows' "Home" key; "Shift-Delete" on Windows is quite
different than on Mac, etc. I don't really want to have to list a bazillion
"virtual" keys for these purposes.

Any suggestions welcome. For now I'm marking this LATER; please don't hesitate
to reopen this if you notice before I do that browsers have adopted what we
have here so far (accesskey="a b c", accessKeyLabel, etc).

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