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[Bug 11140] Subject: Physical Keys and Gestures for "accesskey" attribute The use of ASCII/Unicode code points for key binding has numerous well-known drawbacks. There are vital physical keyboard keys with no Unicode representation. Even for the main alphabet keys sp

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Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:53:14 +0000
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Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru> ---
I agree with Hixie. 

I certainly don't think that mapping a US keyboard in words is a particularly
good approach - it gets us closer to the problems seen in the use of javascript
to create keyboard interfaces, and that strikes me as a net loss.

As for gestures, etc, the world is probably ready to research using them in the
context of accesskeys - Opera and others have had ways of associating page
actions to gestures for many years - but I don't think we are ready to try and
standardise something for HTML.

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