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Re: role=presentation must not be applied to focusable elements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 18:56:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1012251846550.27980@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 23 Dec 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> HTML5 doesn't actually define the effect of being focusable. Is that 
> list the suggested list of things that should get focus when 
> mouse-clicked, or tapped on a touch device? Is it the set of things that 
> gets focus when you call their focus() method? Are these two sets 
> allowed to be different?

This is all defined in the spec (yes, yes, yes, and yes, respectively). 

The one thing that isn't defined is the most important part of focusing: 
that when something is focused, key events go there. However, this is just 
because the spec doesn't define key events in the first place.

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