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RE: Standard access keys?

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 21:31:34 -0400
To: "John Britsios" <webmaster@webnauts.net>, <carl.myhill@ps.ge.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENEEFBEEAA.foliot@wats.ca>

Carl,

This has been hashed through many times on this and other lists.  We suggest
that attempting to implement AccessKeys is actually potentially harmful and
really not that useful.  See our article:
http://wats.ca/resources/accesskeys/19

Hope this helps, or at least causes you to really think through your idea...

JF

--
John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
Web Accessibility Testing and Services
http://www.wats.ca   1.866.932.4878 (North America)





> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of John Britsios
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 7:22 PM
> To: carl.myhill@ps.ge.com; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Standard access keys?
>
>
>
> Carl,
>
> There are no standard Access Keys. Though I would not follow the
> accesskeys
> of a certain country goverment, when I want my web site to have a global
> access!
> On the other hand, using letters for Access Keys could make your life
> difficult, while letter Access Keys are limited.
>
> Why? Have a look in my forum here:
> http://www.webnauts.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=64#64
>
> Kind regards,
>
> John
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <carl.myhill@ps.ge.com>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 11:56 PM
> Subject: Standard access keys?
>
>
> >
> > Hi All
> >
> > Anyone know whether standard Access Keys have yet emerged?
> >
> > I am tempted to go with UK government standards in the meantime - anyone
> got
> > better ideas?
> >
> > Interesting review of existing access key 'standards' emerging here...
> > http://www.clagnut.com/blog/193/
> >
> > Anything more recent?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Carl
> >
>
>
>
>
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