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Re: Access keys

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 08:47:28 -0600 (CST)
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0311150841050.20955-100000@staff3.cso.uiuc.edu>

Loretta,

COuld I get a little clarification.  Are you asking from a user agent
developer point of view or from an author point of view?

From a user agent developer point of view there are several choices.  The
user agent should provide a mode where accesskey bindings take precendence
over user agent binding conflicts.  Foe example Opera implements
accesskeys by requireing an acceeksy mode by pressing SHIFT-ESC and then
the accesskey.

From an author point of view I think you assign accesskeys based on what
makes sense for your document.  If you took into account all the potential
conflicts of the major browsers, you would have a pretty limited set of
keys.  Remember some browsers have no conflicts like Opera.  Recommend
people use those types of browsers if they want to use accesskey
functions.

Jon




On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Loretta Guarino Reid wrote:

>
> What are our recommended best practices for access keys? In particular, when
> access keys are defined in web content that conflict with keyboard commands
> used by the User Agent, which takes precedence? What do we recommend to
> authors about the use of access keys?
>
> 	Thanks, Loretta
>
>
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