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Re: Proposal for Keyboard Shortcuts for HTML5

From: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:27:25 -0400
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <SSFDNS0269aZbLAX3cf00038f2f@ssfdns02.srunet.sruad.edu>

At 07:03 AM 9/20/2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>
>Keyboard shortcuts are useful for a number of reasons:

I agree with Asbjørn Ulsberg -- a very good 
suggestion. So many times that I've tried to 
create a web app using CTRL A, CTRL C, CTRL V, 
and their cousins so that the user can copy and 
paste content that she has created and the like 
only to find that the browser has absconded with 
these things, and of course all browsers just 
enough differently to cause minor anguish. CTRL R 
(which I wanted to use to reselect a previously 
selected subgraph in a graph drawing utility ) 
turned out to be particularly destructive to 
dynamic content the user had developed since it 
means refresh the browser window (aka kill all 
newly created content). Additional safeguards so 
that one can override browser functions which 
might be destructive to dynamic content might be 
welcome as well, though perhaps the proposed solution addresses this as well.

David Dailey
Received on Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:27:04 GMT

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