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Re: Fragment Identifiers and Focus

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 22:39:21 +0000 (UTC)
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906032239080.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Doug Schepers wrote:
> 
> Currently, the HTML5 spec doesn't seem to say anything about the 
> relationship between focus navigation and navigation to fragment 
> identifier targets. Browsers differ on this.
> 
> I propose that we specify this.  Specifically, I prefer Firefox's 
> behavior here: when navigating to a fragment-id, the target element 
> should gain focus if it is focusable, or serve as the focal locus from 
> which all subsequent focus should proceed.  I've made a page to 
> demonstrate this [1].
> 
> I read through what seemed the relevant parts of the HTML5 spec [2][3], 
> but I couldn't see anything about this.  This may fall out of the 
> fragment-id and focus models already, but it should still be explicitly 
> called out.
> 
> [1] http://www.schepers.cc/standards/html/focus-frag.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/editing.html#focus
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/history.html#scroll-to-fragid

I don't really understand. Isn't this just a UI issue?

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