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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 06:19:26 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13958

--- Comment #7 from Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org> 2011-10-21 06:19:26 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> 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.

I think we should translate these to editing command name; e.g. Delete,
DeleteForward, etc... In WebKit at least, home, end, etc... are also translated
to editing commands internally.

Once we add beforeeditingaction and editingaction events (or extend
beforeinput/input events), then authors can intercept those commands instead of
adding specific key bindings by menu/command/etc...

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