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

From: Andy Mabbett <andy_mabbett@birmingham.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 17:11:52 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org wrote on 03/11/2006 16:49:32:

> Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > A simple fix for the problem of access keys would be to allow the user 
> > define their own access keys for, say, "home", "search", [...], etc.; 
> > then to map these, for any given page, to the target pages specified 
> > the "link" headers, e.g.:
> >
> >         <link rel="home" href="http://www.example.com/index.htm">
> >         <link rel="search" href="http://www.example.com/search.htm">

> I agree with the concept, but I don't agree with using the <link> 

Why on Earth not (and that *is * the concept, BTW)?

If, for example, the author has used <link rel="home"> then they have, de 
facto, specified the home page, in relation to the page being viewed. Why 
should three not be an easy way for a keyboard user to reach that page?

[I probably shan't see any replies until Monday]

Andy Mabbett

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