Re: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)

Erik Aronesty (earonesty@montgomery.com)
Sat, 13 Jul 1996 12:04:02 -0700


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From: Erik Aronesty <earonesty@montgomery.com>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 12:04:02 -0700

I agree here.  I think we can all agree that the browser will know best
what KEY the user is used to pressing....since the browser is in touch
with the OS...and can let the user define new key mappings, toolbars,
etc.  

Also, the use of REL="help" REL="home" here...since it applies to
speech-based browsers...etc....and takes advantage of an existing tag.

Anyone know where I can find a list of uses for REL?  I think a proposal
to "suggest browser usage of REL be applied in such a fashion so that
the user can quickly access REL labeled references using keystrokes or
other appropriate shortcuts" would be accepted. (although it's probably
been proposed before)


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>To: 	www-html@w3.org
>Subject: 	Re: Keyboard control extensions to HTML (fwd)
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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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