U and ACCESSKEY (was Re: Question re Deprecation)

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 15:58:38 -0500


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From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: "Lisa Pease" <lisap@prosofttraining.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 15:58:38 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org
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Subject: U and ACCESSKEY (was Re: Question re Deprecation)

On 26 Feb 98, "Lisa Pease" <lisap@prosofttraining.com> wrote:

> I noticed that the U element is deprecated now, just as ACCESSKEY has been

I'm for preserving it as a "legacy" element, but it's not a major loss to 
me.

> added as an attribute. So to underline a letter to represent an accesskey in
> a form, I'd have to type:
> 
> <SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline">H</SPAN>obbies

I think you're better off with

  <SPAN CLASS="AccessKeyMark">H</SPAN>obbies

It would be useful to specify a style for the appearence of the first 
character (or instead where a special mark appears) that matches the 
access key, with the default style  being what the operating system that 
the browser is running on uses.

It would simplify maintenance. as well.

Rob