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Re: aria-kbdshortcuts feedback

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:21:19 +0100
To: "Dominic Mazzoni" <dmazzoni@google.com>, "Rich Schwerdtfeger" <richschwer@gmail.com>
Cc: "James Craig" <jcraig@apple.com>, "John Foliot" <john.foliot@deque.com>, "ARIA Working Group" <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ydd99tdds7agh9@widsith.local>
On Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:13:10 +0100, Rich Schwerdtfeger  
<richschwer@gmail.com> wrote:

> I thought about your comments overnight and another deficiency in  
> accesskey came up and it has to do with context.
> Take the ā€˜Lā€™ to like issue ā€¦ +1 for Google+. You could be on a page feed  
> with a lot of likes (e.g. Facebook). We would really need for it to  
> apply to the current context and not be just a page-wide access key  
> (with activate capabilities).
> 3. We allow the author to override the accesskey with script  whereby we  
> associate access keys and threat them as page wide and the author is  
> allowed to have a handler that handles the event.

I had thought about doing this the other way around - essentially the  
HTML5 proposal for a "command" element which would fire a script, and  
which could be given an accesskey.

> This last hybrid model would allow greater functionality and leave the  
> keyboard arbitration issues to the user agent.

Yes, apparently that was Hixie's goal with the command idea.

But as always, we're dependent on implementation.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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