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RE: Access Key & Unicode

From: Patrick Schmitz <cogit@ludicrum.org>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 13:26:07 -0700
To: Steve Bennett <s.j.bennett@herts.ac.uk>, www-smil@w3.org
Message-id: <ENEGINNFOHPGHPIICCFJEEJNDBAA.cogit@ludicrum.org>

Hi Steve - 

I do not know what the SMIL Language players do, but accessKey support is not in IE (XHTML+SMIL includes it, but IE does not support it).

I would think that an easier UI would include a TOC panel with a list of slides (e.g. by title), and then hyperlinks or event-based timing that shows the associated slide.  You can even have that whole TOC hide and show on a small button if you are concerned about real-estate. I have done this in IE for my own slides (I use a simple XML schema for slides and then have different XSLT stylesheets to create the presentations).

Good luck - Patrick

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-smil-request@w3.org [mailto:www-smil-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Steve Bennett
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 8:09 AM
> To: www-smil@w3.org
> Subject: Access Key & Unicode
> Hi all,
> I am attempting to implement a system for slide presentation over 
> the web.  I have a main region containing a sequence of graphics 
> and audio within <PAR> tags, and below that, a region containing 
> a list of buttons allowing the user to navigate to the various 
> slides within the presentation.
> Now supposing the number of slides was greater than 10, how could 
> one implement access keys for those buttons?  Now on windows 
> platforms if you press on the alt key and then do a sequence of 
> numbers you can produce characters to appear on screen. I'm 
> wondering if that would work for me (e.g you could press ALT+17 
> and that would take you to slide 17).
> Below is what alt + 1 to 10 looks like
> ☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○◙
> (I'm not sure if the mail relay will reproduce what I see before 
> me but it is essentially)
> a smiley with the fill white and the line black
> a smiley with the fill black and the line white
> a heart symbol
> a diamonds symbol
> a clubs symbol
> a spade symbol
> a dot
> a white dot inside a black square
> a circle with fill white and line black
> a white circle enclosed within a black square
> Anyway, my question is, does anyone know how to implement access 
> Keys for non standard ascii characters?
> Steve Bennett
Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2003 16:27:02 UTC

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