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Re: accesskey

From: Michael Hamm <msh210@is7.nyu.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 11:23:00 -0500 (EST)
To: EricEldred@usa.net
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.95.991227111842.15799A-100000@is7.nyu.edu>
On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Eric Eldred wrote, in part:
> > Looking at XHTML1[1] and HTML4.01[2], I note again[3] that <link> has no
> > accesskey attribute, and I ask again: why not? Oughtn't it?
> > 
> maybe it should also have a "tabindex" attribute
> as well, then.<snip>
> since the big 2 browsers don't seem to 
> implement LINK for nav bars, we would foul
> up the order of accesskey retrieval (the
> LINK nav element would not be accessed, one
> has to assume, if it isn't displayed).

So it would seem from the Spec ("Pressing an access key assigned to an
element gives focus to the element."[3]), but I see no reason that that
should be so. Why shouldn't a <link>, even if not displayed, have an

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html#adef-accesskey

Michael Hamm
BA, Math, Sept. '00
Received on Monday, 27 December 1999 11:23:03 UTC

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