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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 21:51:51 -0700
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070929045151.GA15730@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Saturday 2007-09-29 14:39 +1000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2007 06:58:50 +1000, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>  
> wrote:
> >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.)
> 
> Doing so is impossible. You don't even know what keys the device reading  
> your page actually *has*, let alone what applications might be collecting  
> them on the device already.
> 
> A user agent needs to handle this itself.

I think we're in agreement.  By "they" I meant "user agents".

-David

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