Re: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:27:39 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:27:39 +0200
Message-ID: <Lqh5x4uYOZHG089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <199607120532.WAA15036@server.livingston.com>,
MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com> wrote:
> 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

But the hotkey is defined as some special key sequence, not as some
logical keystroke. If it used "help-key" or "cancel-key" instead of
"F1" and "Esc" it would be a lot more useful, IMHO.

> 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 

The problem with that is that most authors will say "Press Ctrl-U to
submit the form" and you will have to press something else. It's like
the "Hold shift key while selecting multiple items" text I often see
on SELECT lists. If you use _names_ rather than keys, it would be a
lot easier for everyone.

Galactus

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