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Re: Access Keys for Accessibility

From: Chuck Baslock <cbaslock@kansas.net>
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 00:41:57 -0500
Message-ID: <006a01be99df$6ee041e0$0345abcd@chuck>
To: "Taylor-Made" <taymade@netnitco.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Quick tested Internet Explorer, Netscape, Neoplanet and Opera.
 Only support is from Internet Explorer.

----- Original Message -----
From: Taylor-Made <taymade@netnitco.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 1999 9:29 PM
Subject: Access Keys for Accessibility

> "Which browsers support ACCESSKEY currently? "
>  >>>I do not know.  I was just going by Bobby's suggestion of doing this.
> I, too, would like to know which one's do and do not.  It may not even be
> feasible  to use accesskeys  at this time, but wait for alter time when
> browsers do.  Though I guess I feel if I can start now at least the people
> who use keyboarding rather than a mouse will be able to move around my
> more comfortably.
> "Personally I believe sticking to numbering them would be more
> >>>So, I can start with accesskey="1" and go all the way to accesskey="99"
> or even higher?  I'm not sure this would work???
> "At least in Internet Explorer, it turns out that you can use all the
> keys for ACCESSKEY choices.   For example, if you have set an
> ACCESSKEY="f", to activate it you must press and hold the alt-key then
> press the f-key.  However, to activate the application/Windows "File" menu
> you can press and release the alt-key then press the f-key.  IE assumes
> that simultaneous contact means "do the ACCESSKEY" while sequential
> means "do the application menu".
> >>>Thank you, I knew about these  but stopped using them because someone
> tell me that it would cause other applications to pop up rather than the
> page I intended.
> So, I can use all 26 letters, plus numbers.   Are caps (A, B, C,
> etc.)considered a different accesskey?  Does anyone know? Or would it
> bring up the same page if you used the lower case with a certain page?
> one use double letters?  (i.e. ACCESSKEY="aa",  ACCESSKEY="bb")
> I  hope I am not running this to the ground, I really do want to know.
> regards,
> joyce
Received on Sunday, 9 May 1999 01:47:19 UTC

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