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Style guide: rich text editor

From: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:30:42 +0200
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFED773D5E.972C98CA-ONC1257428.0039A63A-C1257428.0039E51F@us.ibm.com>
1. The style guide has:

Note: The browser should also provide a keyboard mechanism for navigating 
into and out of the edit control. Within Internet Explorer the edit 
control is put into the tab order of the page and can be navigated into, 
out of, and through using the tab and shift-tab keys like any standard 
form control. Firefox also puts the edit control into the tab order. 
However, Firefox has actually implemented tab as an action within the edit 
control so currently there is no keyboard way to navigate out of the 
editor component once focus has been placed inside of it. 

This has changed with Firefox 3. In general, I think with mentioning 
browsers in the doc, you better put version #s because things change.

2. Browser rich edit controls don't support keyboard shortcuts for 
bold/italic etc. because they don't know which of those features the 
particular edit field wants to support. The style guide should mention 
this. Do people thing that the rich edit fields should support Ctrl+B for 
bold etc. when the particular edit field supports bold?

- Araon
Received on Friday, 11 April 2008 10:33:03 UTC

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