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RE: Question to accesskeys

From: P.H.Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 13:52:49 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B98A45F9@misnts6.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: "John Britsios" <webmaster@webnauts.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
as somebody has already pointed out...there's only 10 available numbers, and you have 11 links.
So no, there's no way around using at least one non-numeric character.
No. There isn't. Sure, you could try creating a convoluted javascript way of capturing key inputs
and looking for numeric combinations of something (e.g. if the user hits ALT+0 twice real fast), but
you probably don't need me to tell you that relying on javascript is not the solution, either.
The only advice I can give you: get used to the idea that you HAVE to use at least one non-numeric
character, and/or conglomerate your pages (e.g. why can't "accesskeys" be part of the "accessibility statement" page ? Same for the "disclaimer". Actually, 6,7,8 could all be made into a single page.)
Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
http://www.salford.ac.uk <http://www.salford.ac.uk/>  

-----Original Message-----
From: John Britsios [mailto:webmaster@webnauts.net]
Sent: 23 February 2004 13:51
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Question to accesskeys

Hi everybody!

I have a question to accesskeys.

I want to use only numbers for my accesskeys, but on my in construction page I have 11 links. 

And I have planned using: 

S. Skip Navigation 
0. Home 
1. Services 
2. Our Team 
3. Memberships 
4. Site Map 
5. Contact 
6. Privacy & Accessibility Statement 
7. Disclaimer 
8. Accesskeys 
9. Print Version 

Though I still have a problem. I use the accesskey "S" for Skip Navigation, but this accesskey and keystroke is used by IBM HPR for "Settings" and JAWS Laptop Settings (Using IE 5.5/6) for "Changing screen echo". 
See more here:  <http://www.wats.ca/resources/accesskeysandkeystrokes/38> http://www.wats.ca/resources/accesskeysandkeystrokes/38 

Another problem is, I would need accesskeys for my "Contact" forms for: 

- Name 
- E-Mail 
- Comments, etc 

I do not want to use any letters for accesskeys, while see here: 

1. Use numbers for accesskeys  <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2003AprJun/0117.html> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2003AprJun/0117.html 

2. Accesskeys and Reserved Keystroke Combinations  <http://www.wats.ca/resources/accesskeysandkeystrokes/38> http://www.wats.ca/resources/accesskeysandkeystrokes/38 

Any idea how to get this managed?
Thanks in advance,
John  <http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1118580#post1118580> 
Received on Monday, 23 February 2004 08:53:12 UTC

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