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comment #65

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 11:44:33 -0500
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#65. (Re 4.1.6)
Require all platform text area keyboard conventions, not just navigation: I
don't think 4.1.6 should be limited to only requiring UA comply with the
platform's standard keyboard commands for "navigation" within text fields,
but should instead require support or all platform conventions for keyboard
commands in text fields, including, but not limited to, commands for cut,
copy, paste, delete, select all, and undo. Therefore I recommend changing
the title to "Standard text area keyboard conventions" and the text to
include "cut, copy, paste, delete, select all, and undo". Note that the
title limits the scope to "navigation" but the wording of the actual success
criterion does not: it does not explicitly say "navigation", but on the
other hand the list of "including, but not limited to" examples does not
include any that commands that lack a navigation component, even if some of
them have effects beyond merely navigation (e.g. delete, shift-to-select).
(Priority: 2 Medium)
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4.1.6 Standard Text Area Navigation Conventions: Views that render text
support the standard text area conventions for the platform including, but
not necessarily limited to: character keys, backspace/delete, insert,
"arrow" key navigation (e.g., "caret" browsing), page up/page down, navigate
to start/end, navigate by paragraph, shift-to-select mechanism, etc. (Level
A)
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Proposed: Standard text area keyboard conventions: Views that render text
support the standard text area conventions for the platform including, but
not necessarily limited to: character keys, backspace/delete, insert,
"arrow" key navigation (e.g., "caret" browsing), cut, copy, paste, delete,
select all, undo, navigate to start/end, navigate by paragraph,
shift-to-select mechanism, etc. (Level A)


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