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Re: Temporary semi-solution to access key debate: support them but disable them by default

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 13:58:50 -0700
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070928205850.GB27630@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Friday 2007-09-28 11:57 +0100, Daniel Land wrote:
> however, access
> keys interfere with some assistive technology devices by overriding
> the built-in/preset shortcut keys of such devices (which are probably
> what the assistive device users would prefer to use if given the
> choice).

We shouldn't assume that this will always be the case; in fact, we
should try to fix it.

Maybe the spec should state that user agents SHOULD NOT (or MUST
NOT) assign author-specified access keys to sequences that overlap
with existing functionality?  (In other words, that they SHOULD/MUST
use a key space that doesn't have anything in it already.)

-David

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