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Clarifications from Bryan Campbell on meaning of "single key"

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 14:32:46 -0500
Message-ID: <3869105E.942B8071@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hello,

Below are Bryan Campbell's clarifications to me about the
meaning of "single key" access.

Bryan Campbell wrote:
> 
> 20-12-99 Ian Jacobs wrote:
> >I would like a clarification about single key.
> 
> A "single key" command means 1 key press produces a noticeable result, for
> example, in Windows programs typing F1 displays Help. In browsers "single
> key" commands would move the link highlight up or down a page 1 link per key
> push (a Ctl+key to move 6 links would help) or display a next or previous page.
> 
> 1 of my 1998 ua notes helps explain matters. Paragraph 2 suggests making 1
> keystroke as effective as 1 mouse click
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1998JulSep/0070.html
> [snip]
> >Please let me know what you feel are the highest priorities.
> >For instance, assuming that "single-key" means no keys
> >in combination:
> 
> >1) Single key, one time only.
> >2) Single key, repeated
> 
> Probably the 1 key would do both to say move the highlight up 1 or more
> times making #1) P1 gives #2) the same priority
> 
> >3) Single key, then another single key
> 
> If F9 started a Search links function that moves the link highlight as the
> Search string becomes increasingly specific that or anything else so
> responsive rates P1. Otherwise P2
> 
> >4) Keys held in combination.
> 
> Maybe since that is a regular shortcut not give it a priority reducing the
> number of priorities, just that can help

 - Ian

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