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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 21:30:00 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200003160530.VAA18601@netcom.com>
To: phoenixl@netcom.com, robneff@home.com, unagi69@concentric.net
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Rob

Actually, this isn't that bad.  The name of the key being used is
listed at the very beginning of the page so that it need not
be a standard key.

However, a standard key would be desirable if possible.  There are only
two browsers which support Javascript.  I've found that the ctrl-z key
works on both for this purpose.  It might mean doing some outreach
to the browser developers to ask that the ctrl-z key be kept free.

If this isn't possible, the second approach, though less desirable would be
to identify a particular key per browser.


PS  A trick I've used when coding keyboard events in Javascript is to use a
look-up table to convert keys into functions.  It makes the code much simpler to
change.  It also supports multiple versions of keyboard events.

>  is there a standard keyboard access list?  but i think the answer is no.  if
>  not then whose responsibility is this?  we cannot have different access
>  lists - this is a nightmare for implementation and developers!
Received on Thursday, 16 March 2000 00:30:08 UTC

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