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RE: Seeking guidance...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 12:06:01 -0400 (EDT)
To: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Christopher Atkinson <cwa@pipeline.com>, cpl@starlingweb.com
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0004071158280.10134-100000@tux.w3.org>
No, and nor should we expect them to do so. Moving the focus via the keyboard
is already well established, although poorly implemented in a number of
browsers. The standard method on Windows systems is to tab between different
elements.

Outside of windows systems the implementation has been really bad, although
the new version of explorer for macintosh finally rectified that a bit.

I agree that the current specification does not help authors much, and I am
working through the appropriate processes to try and ensure that this problem
is fixed, rather than replicated in other specifications.

An example of where there has been an improvement is the Scalable Vector
Graphics language: the last call draft includes a better model for scripting
and event handling at http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/script if people are
interested.

Charles McCN

On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Bruce Bailey wrote:

[snip]  
  Let me ask again, do any of the keyboard-oriented tags (onKeyPress,
  onKeyDown, onKeyUp) substitute adequately (from a functional keyboard
  orientation) for onFocus/onBlur?
  
  --
  Thank you.
  Bruce B
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