Re: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)

Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Fri, 12 Jul 96 04:46:00 PDT


From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 04:46:00 PDT
Message-ID: <31E63B1E@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>


MegaZone writes in <199607120532.WAA15036@server.livingston.com>:
>>That is a question for the browser authors *not* HTML.  All HTML says is
>'this is something you should emphsize and hot key in some way'.  If you
>are writing for FubarOS and Ctrl-U happens to be special, you might use
>Alt-U, or maybe Ctrl-Alt-U, or Ctrl-Shift-U.  There are a myriad of OS's
>out there, let the people writing the program for each OS make the decision
>on how to render/implement it.

Well said.  IMHO, keyboard hotkeys are a presentation issue, not a content 
issue.  So they do belong in style sheets, not directly in HTML.  Specifying 
hotkeys programmaticly is a Good Thing (rather than forcing people to patch 
their browser...).
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Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN