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Re: Access Keys for Hyperlinks on Web Pages for the Visually Impaired

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 14:14:55 -0500
Message-ID: <abd6c8010511131114j5b5cb92dt4730b4a21d6c8fbf@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

> > I don't think that XHTML2 will not have an accesskey mechanism,
> > although it is likely to be specified slightly differently than the
> > HTML 4 version. There is no reason why the implementation in content
> > should not be compatible though.
>
> Accesskeys is slated to be deprecated in XHTML 2, in favor or the new
> <access> element and role attribute.
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xhtml2-20050527/mod-role.html#s_rolemodule

And this still has the problem of specifying keys. The UA needs to be
responsible for assigning keys and the content needs to be responsible
for specifying roles and the W3C needs to be responsbile for creating
a standard set of roles that everybody can use.

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Orion Adrian
Received on Sunday, 13 November 2005 19:14:58 GMT

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