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RE: Comment 4 - Access keys

From: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:14:27 +1000
Message-Id: <H00000e00043e4ec.1018833267.tux.sofcom.com.au@MHS>
TO: mcmay@bestkungfu.com, robert.neff@uaccessit.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I posted this to the list a few months ago...

When I first used access keys a colleague did some research on it, and
found that the only keys that were definately not used for general
applications (whether on Windows, Mac or Linux) were numbers...
therefore accesskeys should utilise 0 -9 and that is all

(For example, in Windows, ALT+F opens the 'File' menu, thus 'F' cannot
be used as an accesskey - the only ascii keys which can be used are
numerals).

This should be included in the checkpoint.

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> From: robert.neff [mailto:robert.neff@uaccessit.com]
> Sent: Friday, 22 March 2002 2:24 AM
> To: mcmay; w3c-wai-gl
> Subject: Comment 4 - Access keys
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> Comment 4.  Is there a recommended list of access keys to use for
> functions?
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> Issue: If we don't mention this, it will be unclear on  how to
> implement. 
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> Solution:  Provide a list of access keys or references for 
> products and
> what they use.  Please note, this is not my area and defer to people
> with more expertise.  
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Received on Sunday, 14 April 2002 21:15:38 GMT

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