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Re: Accesskey again

From: Jonny Axelsson <jax@opera.no>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:56:42 +0100
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
cc: HTML WG <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>
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On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:06:39 +0100, Steven Pemberton 
<steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:

> The current proposal is now:
> A user agent SHOULD just focus when an accesskey is used.
> A user agent MUST supply a user option to choose between focus and
> focus+activate.
> So this still allows the phone people to do focus and activate, while 
> making
> it clear that the usual behaviour is to just focus.
> Is there anybody who *cannot* live with this?

I can live with that, and this is actually in the direction I think 
accesskey should go, but you are not saying what you are saying you are 

This "user option" wording obliges user agents to support both mechanisms 
(focus, activate) as well as a mechanism for the user to select between 
those two. This would be too hard for many devices. Something like "A user 
agent MUST give the element focus when an accesskey is used. It  MAY 
activate the element after giving it focus." may be closer.

Jonny Axelsson,
Web Standards,
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2002 08:57:57 UTC

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