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To have a focus by default on an input field when it is obvious

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Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:36:48 +0000
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
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Name: Gangamai
Email: gangamai.k@gmail.com
Document: QR
Item Number: Guideline 3.2: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways
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Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: To have a focus by default on an input field when it is obvious
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Let's say, you navigate to a page which has a field to input a One-Time-Password (OTP) or Code for verification purposes. It would be easy to perform the operation if the input field is on focus by default that allows the user to input the value without having to manually focus / click on the field first. So I would put it this way - "Default focus on input field if it is obvious". This would make the page operate in a predictable way.

Proposed Change:
When a form or page has a mandatory or obvious input field, the focus should be on the corresponding field by default, until the user changes focus. Currently, though some websites have this functionality, some still do not.
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