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[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

From: Derek Featherstone <feather@wats.ca>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 00:39:18 -0500
Message-ID: <000601c4c61e$76769d20$fe01a8c0@faottcan001>
On Monday, November 08, 2004 6:57 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
>> Graphical UAs could provide a "Set Shortcut..." menu item (though its
>> keyboard equivalent would be used more often than the menu item
>> itself)
<snip />

>> (A minor benefit of this approach is that shortcuts you set yourself
>> are more likely to be remembered than accesskeys set by an author.)
> 
> Yeah, that makes sense. So we're saying access keys should be
> completed deprecated in HTML?

Yes, wholeheartedly. I (for one) have been asking that for a while,
including on this list:

http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-August/001935.html
http://listserver.dreamhost.com/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-September/0
02204.html

And, http://www.wats.ca/articles/accesskey

Others may disagree, but I still think we'd be better off without accesskey
and reinvent a mechanism that puts the ultimate power in the hands of the
users that need them, but still provides for author defined "suggested" list
of access points with keystrokes...

Best regards,
Derek.
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