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Re: Access keys

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 23:02:56 -0500 (EST)
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0311142259510.17047@homer.w3.org>

It depends on the user agent what it does. Implementations such as iCab and
Opera ensure that their activation method removes the possibilities for
conflict. Others, like IE are not clear - sometimes do one thign, sometimes
the other.

WCAG recommends that accesskey be used. Personally, so do I, and that a page
about accessibility explains what they are, how they might be used, and why
they might not work. If you know there is a key that will override a user
agent fdunctionality it is a good idea to try and avoid it, but in the end
user agents have to get fixed or replaced. IMHO

cheers

chaals

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Loretta Guarino Reid wrote:

>
>What are our recommended best practices for access keys? In particular, when
>access keys are defined in web content that conflict with keyboard commands
>used by the User Agent, which takes precedence? What do we recommend to
>authors about the use of access keys?
>
>	Thanks, Loretta
>
>

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