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Re: tabindex="" feedback

From: Adele Peterson <adele@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:32:22 -0700
Cc: "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DFF79DE2-9567-4652-B781-17CC6FEE927E@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Safari has a preference that puts those elements in the tab order, and  
it allows you to get that effect on the fly by holding the option key  
down.

Also, buttons (and links) can be focused at any time with JavaScript  
focus() calls.

On Apr 24, 2008, at 2:47 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>> Note that UAs do not even agree on what elements are focusable by
>> default. In Safari, links and <input type="button"> controls are  
>> not in
>> the tab order, for instance, to match Macintosh UI conventions.
>
> The spec caters for this.
>
> Can <input type="button"> controls be focused at all, on OS X?
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2008 16:33:30 UTC

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