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Re: SV: Find As You Type (Mozilla) and ACCESSKEY

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:41:24 +0000
Cc: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: david@us-lot.org
Message-Id: <24BE27B4-49A9-11D7-A93B-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

David,

not sure this is on topic, but the version I have 1.3a 2002111508 on a 
mac wont let you type a b in a text box, as it wants to open a Bookmark 
Manager dialogue
which more or less makes it useless

Jonathan

On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 01:38 PM, David Dorward wrote:

>
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 02:01:25 +0100, Jesper Tverskov wrote:
>> The Mozilla implementation is far superior, second to none. But not 
>> as it is
>> implemented as default at the moment. It took me several hours to try 
>> to
>> figure out how it worked, and after a lot of frustrations I had to 
>> read the
>> documentation before I saw the light. And I have already forgotten 
>> most of
>> the documentation!
>
> hmmm... it took me about a minute to figure it out, and I haven't had
> any problems since. Of course I did start with the manual, the few
> explicit prompts the system displays the faster the process can work,
> but the more documentation is needed..
>
>> But it depends on the willingness of other user agents to implement 
>> the same
>> ideas. Why not put pressure on them by implementing first letter as 
>> HTML
>> access keys already today on all our web pages, as proposed in my 
>> article
>> ;-).
>
> How will providing a weak solution to the accesskey problem encourage
> browser authors to introduce a stronger solution? It seems rather like
> selling stronger sun block to encourage people to find Ozone friendly
> power sources. I would have thought it would have the opposite effect
> to that desired.
>
> -- 
>
Received on Wednesday, 26 February 2003 11:39:22 GMT

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