accesskey in PR-HTML40

Tim Bagot (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 20:26:43 +0000 (GMT)

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 20:26:43 +0000 (GMT)
From: Tim Bagot <>
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Subject: accesskey in PR-HTML40

This attribute is quite correctly described as case-neutral, but should
user-agents interpret it case-sensitively? I don't think they should, but
whatever the answer is, it should be clearly stated.

Regarding invocation, I am fairly sure that in MS Windows I would expect
the access key to work with no qualifier, assuming that the form has the

It is also suggested that the value might be underlined to distinguish the
character in question. Since <U> is now deprecated, presumably the
approved method is to use a style sheet entry and a SPAN element - this
strikes me as slightly inconvenient, especially since the formatting is to
be applied to only one letter.

Tim Bagot