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RE: 3.1 Access keys Re: New Version of BP Addendum

From: Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich <k.scheppe@telekom.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 09:16:03 +0200
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To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "Public MWBP" <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Hi Charles,

Thanks for your input.

I am not sure why you see a problem here though. 

> I consider it a mistake for the author of content to try and 
> identify for the user which access keys are used. 

Currently we make no mention who does this.  If anything we speak of the
content provider, but are also saying that there is no standard way for
the CP to do so.

Although 
> implementation in the mobile world is more consistent (except 
> in the wildly popular mobile browsers, which generally still 
> don't support them at all), experience from a range of 
> devices shows that access keys have some associated problems, 
> two of which (the author not knowing what keys are available, 
> and the user agent being able to provide any activation 
> mechanism it deems useful) are best solved by letting the 
> User Agent identify active access keys instead of the author doing it.

While I understand this, it is not specified how to do this.
Please provide some text here.
Also, this goes straight against link decoration, which would then not
be possible.
This, in my mind, is a much greater loss of information, rendering the
presence of access keys useless.

> I therefore suggest removing the text about making the access 
> keys discoverable as an author responsibility. 

I do not see that text.  Please point me to what you are seeing.


-- Kai
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 07:16:51 UTC

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