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Re: PROPOSAL: Checkpoint for ACCESSKEY

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 10:43:55 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
cc: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905061040511.3421-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't think this is a good idea. ACCESSKEY should indentify a unique
shortcut in the context of a page. If you want a special tabbing order there
is TABINDEX, although it seems counterintuitive to me. If it is only being
used for links or form controls we already have checkpoints to give access to
just those kinds of elements.

Charles McCN

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Jon Gunderson wrote:

  Checkpoint: Allow the user to sequentially access elements with the
  ACCESSKEY attribute defined
  Sub-group: Both
  Priority: 1 or 2
  
  Technique
  The ACCESSKEY attribute allows authors to provide keyboard support for
  directly moving the focus to a link or form control.  When the access key
  combination is activated by the user, the focus moves to the next element
  in tab order with that ACCESSKEY.  Therefore multiple elements can use the
  same ACCESSKEY without conflicit.
  
  Please comment on this proposal
  Jon
  
  
  At 06:01 PM 5/5/99 -0400, you wrote:
  >We need a checkpoint on accesskeys, including 
  >assignment by an author (or by edict of an application),
  >and means for a user to find out what they are.
  >
  >Should a user personality profile be able to override 
  >assignments of authors?
  >
  >Regards/Harvey Bingham
  > 
  Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
  Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
  Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
  University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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