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ACTION-544 - Rewrite 2.3.5 to be technology agnostic

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:48:15 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTimmj_3Sjoq4GYf-VjU+59GauNukAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
the task was to remove the (i.e. access key) from the SC to make it
more technology agnostic, as accesskey is html specific

<Current>
2.3.5 Allow Override of Accesskeys (former 2.1.11)

: The user can override any recognized author supplied content
keybinding (i.e. access key). The user must have an option to save the
override of user interface keyboard shortcuts so that the rebinding
persists beyond the current session. (Level AA)

Intent: Content authors may utilize the Accesskey attribute to define
short cut keys which allow quick access to specific elements, actions,
or parts of their Web content. The author-selected short cuts may
utilize keystrokes that are unique to their site, differing from
conventions used, and or familiar, to users of other similar sites, or
sites offering similar functionality. Users of assistive technologies
who rely upon keyboard input may wish to have a consistent mapping of
shortcut keys to similar, or common actions or functions across the
sites they visit.

</current>

<proposed>
2.3.5 Allow Override of Accesskeys (former 2.1.11)

: The user can override any recognized author supplied content
keybinding (i.e. accesskey attribute in HTML). The user must have an
option to save the override of user interface keyboard shortcuts so
that the rebinding persists beyond the current session. (Level AA)

Indent: Depending on the markup language, content authors may be able
to define short cut keys which allow quick access to specific
elements, actions, or parts of their Web content. For example, in
HTML, the author may use the Accesskey attribute to define these short
cut keys. The author-selected short cuts may utilize keystrokes that
are unique to their site, differing from conventions used, and or
familiar, to users of other similar sites, or sites offering similar
functionality. Users of assistive technologies who rely upon keyboard
input may wish to have a consistent mapping of shortcut keys to
similar, or common actions or functions across the sites they visit.
</proposed>

Discussion
changed the (i.e. access key). to  (i.e. accesskey attribute in HTML)
to indicate this is an HTML only reference.

changed the Intent for make the first sentence technology agnostic.
then use HTLM Accesskey as an example. the rest of the IER does not
mention accesskey so left it is.



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