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Re: techniques for author-defined UI controls

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 16:47:02 -0600
Message-Id: <199911022148.QAA20927@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
At 02:10 PM 11/2/99 -0500, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>aloha, al!
>
[...]
>
>but it is still the responsibility of the UA to (at least):
>
>a) recognize ACCESSKEY
>b) provide a well documented method for invoking ACCESSKEY
>c) activate elements invoked via an ACCESSKEY in a well-documented and
>consistent manner
>d) provide a (all together now!) well-documented and consistent mechanism
>whereby conflicting accelerator key combinations can either be passed through
>to the UA or remapped by the UA
>

Is this the bottom line?  If so, I agree.  I hope it didn't sound as though
I don't agree.  

I might try to reword point d) because I am not sure what it means to "pass
conflicting key combinations through to the UA"

Would it suffice to say "When accelerator keys collide, the UA shall
provide a way for the user to activate either action"?

Is the Control-V escape code which lets a Lynx user activate browser
commands when she had been in the text entry mode an example of pass-through?

Al
Received on Tuesday, 2 November 1999 16:46:47 GMT

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