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RE: standard key mappings

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 20:06:35 -0400 (EDT)
To: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
cc: "'Jim Ley'" <jim@jibbering.com>, "'W3c-Wai-Ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0207292005130.9187-101000@smarty.smart.net>
On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Harry Woodrow wrote:

> would be a good place to start to get at least a pseudo standard for Access
> Keys.
> 
> The answer to why it has taken 50 years is probably going to be demonstrated
> by a post I expect in a few minutes saying....but I never use Windows only
> Lynx:)))))).

well not quite so specific, but the question of why a proprietary system
would be chosen, especially considering past practices they would probably
have a user license and make everyone pay an annual license fee

;8*}}}}}

Bob

> 
> 
> Harry Woodrow
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Jim Ley
> Sent: Monday, 29 July 2002 11:50 PM
> To: W3c-Wai-Ig
> Subject: Re: standard key mappings
> 
> 
> 
> "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
> > The basic problem is that the user base won't insist on a single
> standard.
> > That's not actualy unreasonable - the world is a big place, and
> different
> > people want different things.
> 
> And have different abilities with a keyboard,  copy from clipboard works
> with shift+insert and ctrl+v - the second of these is I find tricky to use -
> but I can't imagine anyone would suggest to all the other windows users
> should stop using the alternative their used to in favour of one they
> probably don't even realise works.
> 
> Jim.
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