Re: Tricky Form

alex@activevoice.com
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 11:49:32 -0700


From: alex@activevoice.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 11:49:32 -0700
Message-Id: <1c8499a0@activevoice.com>
Subject: Re: Tricky Form
To: www-html@w3.org

This problem is very important in the environment I have written
a browser for.

Our environment is keyboard-only, using a "browser" and HTML as a
user-interface system for a computer system.

The solution, in our system, is a new attribute, FOCUS, that
identifies the user-input element in which the user's "cursor"
should be placed when the HTML page is first loaded.  For
example:

<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE=doit FOCUS>

or

<A FOCUS HREF=lalalal >Click here</A>

etc.

I am sorry that this is currently a one-proprietary-browser
solution, but perhaps those who build and maintain public
browsers can consider implementing the FOCUS attribute. It is
absolutely manditory in situations such as ours, is easy to
implement, and can be quite handy for users.

-eor-

How do you default the blinking cursor to a field in a form? Has
anyone
done this before?

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