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

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:20:50 +0000
To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph Scheuhammer [mailto:clown@alum.mit.edu]
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017 5:01 PM
> Since the consensus here is that the return key activates a button, the default-
> button-dialog pattern is likely off the table.
[Jason] It's a convenient pattern, but the consequences can be disconcerting if the user isn't expecting it. Do we have any quantitative (or even well informed anecdotal) evidence of how consistently it's implemented?
This discussion raises again the problem of providing proper help text for keyboard bindings. The aria-keyshortcut property is a start in the right direction, but (as I think we agree) more work is needed to make keyboard bindings perspicuous.


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