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formats need to make shortcuts recognizable

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 09:58:36 -0500
Message-Id: <6F9FC6E5-9895-41DF-B66F-E1D1D6D92EB1@IEEE.org>
Cc: "w3c-wai-pf@w3.org PF" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
To: User Agent Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

This note is to make a record of a conversation that Jim and I had at  

He pointed out that UAAG requires user agents to provide necessary  
to users for shortcuts that they can recognize.

I said "and it's PFWG's job to get the formats to make sure that the UA
can recognize the shortcuts that the format defines."

The most immediate application of this is in the reform of ACCESSKEY in
HTML5.  I have given this an issue-of-record, ISSUE-85 in our tracker  
will now be linked to this bit of coordination.



PS:  Where the shortcut functionality is created by scripting, and  
not by
using a defined format feature, the format can't guarantee the browser
recognizes the shortcut for a shortcut.  In this case, the active  
content has to
itself meet "software accessibility" requirements comparable to the  
requirements that
UAAG places on the browser when the browser implements shortcut  
features in a format.

Received on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:59:17 UTC

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