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[Bug 10782] problems with button example for accesskey

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:14:51 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-28 07:14:51 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Invalid use of bug system. Please only report one issue per bug.

Regarding the listed problems:

> PROBLEM 1: The user should be the ultimate arbiter of which accesskey
> to apply, not the user agent

The user agent acts on the user's behalf. It is up to the user agent
implementor to ensure that the user's wishes are represented here.

> PROBLEM 2: there are characters used in the last paragraph that are
> not exposed when using a screen reader -- in particular: 
>    "<samp>Compose (&#8984;N)</samp>". On another, it might become
>    "<samp>Compose (Alt+&#8679;+1)</samp>"

If screen readers do not read these characters to the user then they are buggy
and should be fixed.

> PROBLEM 3: currently, the draft states: "If the user agent doesn't 
> assign a key, it will be just "Compose". The exact string depends on 
> what the assigned access key is, and on how the user agent represents 
> that key combination."
> If a user has set their user agent to use a specific key or key 
> combination as accesskey modifiers, or if no modifier key has been 
> pre-set as a default by the user agent, the user agent must not 
> assign a specifc key, but simply report "Compose". The exact string 
> depends on what the assigned access key is, and on how the user agent 
> represents that key combination.

I don't understand what the problem is here.

> PROBLEM 4: how does the user notify the script which set of access 
> keys that user wishes to use?

The script just gets told by the user agent.

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