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Re: advice about link activation keys

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:42:03 -0800
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Cc: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Seems like the "space or enter/return" behavior language was likely intended for buttons, not links. Maybe the language was carried over to links by accident.


On Jan 15, 2012, at 5:45 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-practices/#link
> 
> states:
> "Link (widget)
> 
> #
> Characteristics:
> ...
> Space or Enter executes the link."
> 
> I don't believe that the use of space is a commonly implemented design
> pattern for link activation, do you have any data on which browsers
> implement such behavior?
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> with regards
> 
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
> 
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