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Re: Click to link bug not quite fixed:

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 10:30:16 -0400
To: Irene Vatton <irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <200305091030.16683.reagle@w3.org>

On Friday 09 May 2003 09:33, Irene Vatton wrote:
> Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org> wrote:
> > 10. When I want to click on a local fragment, I hit click, then if I
> > hit page up or down I loose the "click activation", if I scroll then
> > click, it opens another blank dialog.
>
> One complaint about the Amaya accessibility was the impossibility
> to leave the status "wait for click " without clicking.
> Since  the 8.0 release, the "wait for click " stops as soon as the user
> hits a key and the user has to scroll by clicking in the scroll bar.
> What do you suggest?

Please note that there two problems here. First, for accessibility I want to 
minimize my mousing. Is the complaint you speak of, for people you have 
*incorrectly* entered the "wait for click" state? Perhaps escape key could 
serve that function. In the past I've asked that he escape key be able to 
exit various modes, or in particular to dismiss a pop-window (i.e. spell 
checking when I'm done) so I don't have to resort to mousing in on the 
"done" button. (Or at least provide some keyboard short cut keys for 
replace, done, ignore, etc.)

Second, "wait for click" mode simply does not work according to any 
interpretation of "work" I can come up with. If I scroll with the keyboard 
it doesn't exit the "wait for click" mode, just starts a new blank prompt?! 
If I then try to reclick again more often than not Amaya crashes. If I 
don't even do the keyboard thing (but mouse only) and try to click on a 
local fragment of another document, the link it produces is often to the 
other document only and doesn't include the fragment, so I have to enter 
that by hand! (This was present in 7.2 too).

These problems plus the weird behavior of removing spaces between word 
adjacent to <a href=".../> tags makes 8.0 very difficult to use. I've moved 
back to Amaya 7.2 for the time being.
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