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Re: Proposal for SC 4.1.10

From: Dean Hudson <dhudson@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:54:18 -0700
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Message-Id: <EDF3BCF6-A160-4564-B0E6-256972BA9EB9@apple.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

On Jun 18, 2008, at 11:04 AM, Jim Allan wrote:

>
> SC 4.1.10 to include override of author supplied bindings that the  
> user
> agent can *recognize*. Override of author bindings is not included  
> in the
> current SC. We have discussed it several times, but never acted.
> UAAG20 SC 4.1.10
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-UAAG20-20080312/#principle-operable
>
> <old>
> 4.1.10 User Override any Binding: The user can override any binding  
> that is
> part of the user agent default input configuration except for  
> conventional
> bindings for the operating environment (e.g., for access to help). The
> keyboard combinations offered for rebinding include single key and  
> key plus
> modifier keys if these are available in the operating environment.
> </old>
>
> <proposed>
> 4.1.10 User Override any Binding: The user can override any binding  
> that is
> part of the user agent default input configuration except for  
> conventional
> bindings for the operating environment (e.g., for access to help).  
> The user
> can override any author supplied content keybinding (i.e. access  
> key) that
> the user agent can *recognize*. The keyboard combinations offered for
> rebinding include single key and key plus modifier keys if these are
> available in the operating environment.
>
Jim, not sure why this would include single key commands.  Can an  
author define single key bindings?  I'd expect that any single keys  
other than tab/return, would be automatically sent to a text area on  
the page, or ignored by the user agent.

> Note: *recognize* is a defined term. With AJAX and other scripting  
> authors
> can create keybindings of which the UA is unaware and has no ability  
> to
> allow the user to reassign keybindings. See SC 4.1.5
>
> Recognize - http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-UAAG20-20080312/#def- 
> recognize
>
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