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Re: Common User Agent Problems - addition request

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 19:42:27 +0000
Message-ID: <3C8BB723.50404@hixie.ch>
To: www-talk@w3.org, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Last October, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> There is a behaviour that seems to be a problem with respect to keyboard
> interfaces, which has been reported to me in IE 6 and Mozilla/Netscape (I
> presume on Windows)
> The user scenario is as follows:
> Open a page which contains some internal links.
> Use the keyboard (tab key for these browsers) to get to an internal link.
> Use the keyboard to follow the link to another art of the document.
> The "tab order" remains where it was, so the user tabs next to whatever was
>   the link after the one followed, not the link after the anchor that they
>   (think that they) moved to.

FYI: As a direct result of that message [1], Mozilla no longer exhibits this 
annoying behaviour [2].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-talk/2001SepOct/0023.html
[2] http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103284

Ian Hickson
``The inability of a user agent to implement part of this specification due to
the limitations of a particular device (e.g., non interactive user agents will
probably not implement dynamic pseudo-classes because they make no sense
without interactivity) does not imply non-conformance.'' -- Selectors, Sec13
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 04:50:56 UTC

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