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RE: Keyboard Command Wish List [was Can't see selection highlights]

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 17:05:20 -0400
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To: "David Clark" <dmclark@cast.org>, "Steve Donie" <sdonie@zycor.lgc.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Re your remark that ACCESSKEY would achieve purpose of jumping to link via

(an aspect of the web page rather than the browser)

Yes that would sure be handy, especially if there were standard names for
common links, and buttons, e.g. 

first form element, 
first link in main menu, 
first link to secondary (page specific) menu,
first tab in "folder tab" collection,
advertising banner

Too bad the access key is only a single character.

Of course, we'd still need the search for the many pages that don't or
wouldn't have access keys.

Re your suggestion of standardized names for form element, to facilitate
form fillin,

Yes, good feature... I'd just suggest one technical change... using the id
attribute instead of the name attribute. It would simplify retrofitting
forms with fields that have already been named.  


Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Universal Design Engineer, Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering
Temple University

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