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Re: Accesskey - spec proposal

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 02:38:06 +0900
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070704173804.GE22006@mikesmith>
"Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, 2007-07-03 20:27 +0900:

>   - elements with access keys are typically grouped by convention
>     at the bottom of a page and are used, almost universally, just
>     for navigational functions (up/home, forward/next,
>     back/previous, 

I realize now that description is not really accurate, so I'll
correct it before somebody else does...

Along with the case of access-key content grouped at page bottom,
there is another common case, which is the use of access-key
markup on lists of hyperlinks. That's something especially common
in portal sites. It does restrict each list to having at most 12
items (0-9 plus star and hash) that can be activated through
access keys. But some sites actually do still use both longer
lists and access keys. In that case, they just provide access keys
for the first 10 or 12 items -- which are usually grouped to be
the items that are used most frequently -- with the remaining
(less frequently used) items going accesskey-less, requiring
navigate to them in order to activate them.


Michael(tm) Smith

Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2007 17:38:13 UTC

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