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Re: DOM3 Events Specification: keyboard navigation

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 09:16:33 -0500
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF33D21014.B5E34FF9-ON85256F62.004DFC20-85256F62.004E6B88@us.ibm.com>

Certainly the accessability working group could, and probably should,
address this. But I think "keyboard navigation" is out of scope for the

Remember, the DOM is a Document Model API. Screen navigation is an user
interface issue. The DOM will happily pass those characters through its
event system. But how they're interpreted by the UI is not under the DOM's
control, so there isn't anything the DOM spec can usefully say about this.

Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Generation Web Technologies: XML, XSL and more.
"The world changed profoundly and unpredictably the day Tim Berners Lee
got bitten by a radioactive spider." -- Rafe Culpin, in r.m.filk
Received on Monday, 6 December 2004 14:31:31 UTC

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