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Re: CSS :hover pseudo-class and focus management

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 12:47:01 -0700
Message-Id: <C84455CE-7B78-4DE9-9247-5245A21E170C@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: petri.vuorimaa@hut.fi

Focusability does not work this way on the Mac platform.  Controls  
can be either keyboard focusable or mouse focusable (or neither), and  
this also depends on whether the user is running in Full Keyboard  
Access Mode or not.

Even ignoring specific platforms, browsers have settings for whether  
or not links should be included in the tab order or not.

Therefore tabindex does not imply anything about whether or not the  
user agent will actually focus the element via the keyboard or the  


On May 3, 2006, at 7:47 AM, Petri Vuorimaa wrote:

> "The current XHTML specifications do not clearly define what elements
> are focusable. It is common industry practice that all elements, which
> have tabindex attribute are focusable, e.g., a, input, select,  
> textarea,
> object, button, area."
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 19:47:09 UTC

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