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RE: Implementation of "accesskey" support in Mozilla and IE latest?

From: James Craig <james@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 15:49:31 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: "Karr, David" <david.karr@attws.com>
Message-ID: <JFEGIJBOOAMICAMNFLBEAEIPCFAA.james@cookiecrook.com>


My tests in 5 out of 6 browsers worked:

Windows XP:
  Internet Explorer 6.0: [alt]+[accesskey] focuses link
Windows 2000:
  Mozilla 1.0: [alt]+[accesskey] activates link
  Internet Explorer 5.5: [alt]+[accesskey] focuses link
  Opera 6: Did not work
Mac OS X (10.1):
  Internet Explorer 5.2: [ctrl]+[accesskey] activates link
  Mozilla 1.0: [ctrl]+[accesskey] activates link

The difference to note is that Windows IE focused the link but did not
activate it. I had to hit [Enter] again after it was focused.

Opera 6 for Windows did not work in my test (tried [accesskey] by itself and
in combination with [alt], [ctrl], and [alt]+[ctrl]).

It's a good idea to steer clear of commonly used keys in case the browser
has a default function associated with it. For these tests I used numerals
1 - 5.

Hope that helps...
James Craig


-----Original Message-----
From: Karr, David
Subject: Implementation of "accesskey" support in Mozilla and IE latest?

This has probably been smacked around for quite a while now, but I'm
wondering what the current status is on this.

Is there support for the "accesskey" attribute in either Mozilla or IE 5.x
(or later)?  My simple tests showed it is ignored, but perhaps I'm missing
something.
Received on Thursday, 29 August 2002 16:50:41 GMT

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