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Re: Should accesskey focus or activate?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:54:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
cc: <aaronl@chorus.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <joki@netscape.com>, <mozilla-accessibility@mozilla.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104251953520.32010-100000@tux.w3.org>
I like this approach.

Charles McCN

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Scott Luebking wrote:

  Hi, Aaron

  One approach would be to have two types of access keys.  If a control
  is assigned access key 'Z', the something like ctrl-shift-Z focuses
  and ctrl-alt-Z activates.  That way the user can make the determination
  at time of use.  This actual choice of ctrl, alt, etc should probably
  be configurable because of operating system and also access technology
  conflicts.

  Scott


  > Hello all, a Netscape developer wanted to know whether accesskey should
  > focus or activate controls, or whether it depends on the type of control.
  > Here's his question in detail:


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