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More data on accesskeys (New article written Nov. 1)

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 19:51:41 -0800
To: <blindwebbers@yahoogroups.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <webaim-forum@list.webaim.org>, <gawds_discuss@yahoogroups.com>
Message-ID: <03d801c6fe32$3bd87820$6501a8c0@bosshog>

...and just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, along comes Gez Lemon
with even more bad news:

Firefox 2.0 uses Shift+Alt as the keystroke combination to invoke access
keys. On the surface, this appears to be a great idea, as it avoids clashing
with the shortcut keys used for the browser. Unfortunately, the new
behaviour has been poorly implemented and breaks all websites that have
implemented access keys using numeric values, as access keys specified with
numeric values cannot be accessed in Firefox 2.0."

I know Gez, don't shoot the messenger.  Thanks in fact for this!


Received on Thursday, 2 November 2006 03:52:24 UTC

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