W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > April to June 2001

Re: Should accesskey focus or activate?

From: <marc.mulcahy@sun.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 10:47:57 +0200
Message-Id: <200104260847.f3Q8lvo20711@zidane.inria.fr>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi All,

The rule of thumb in Windows seems to be that access keys focus items which 
have selectable children, and activate items which have no children.  I 
think this seems intuitive.

Marc

At 04:18 PM 4/25/2001 -0700, 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:
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2001 04:48:01 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:54 GMT