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Re: Issues with supporting "enter" key for activation of buttons in APG examples

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:59:00 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VkKiZzobq=jgtyYFOV_bAU+FkMgxkdrcJvYz-wUTPXxtg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>, Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
On 27 January 2017 at 15:55, Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu> wrote:

> One example that was raised in the APG teleconference last week, is when
> someone is in a dialog box, the “enter” key is associated with the close
> button, so if someone is on a different button in the dialog box and
> presses “enter”, instead of activating the button action, the activate the
> close button and close the dialog box.


This sounds like a coding issue rather than a reason to modify a
standardized interaction pattern for button.

If a control that typically consumes the enter key press (such as a button)
has focus, then the  key press event should not bubble up to the dialog.

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Regards

SteveF
Current Standards Work @W3C
<http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-standards-work-at-w3c/>
Received on Friday, 27 January 2017 16:00:14 UTC

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