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Re: 23284 - The accesskey attribute should be translatable

From: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:56:23 -0400
Message-ID: <524307A7.4010608@w3.org>
To: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>, "tink@tink.co.uk" <tink@tink.co.uk>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
CC: 'Joseph K O'Connor' <josephoconnor@mac.com>
On 9/25/13 10:59 AM, Adrian Roselli wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Léonie Watson [mailto:tink@tink.co.uk]
>> "It looks like this bug is closed -- Status:	RESOLVED WONTFIX
>> Was that just a timing issue since this email went out?"
>> No. The bug wasn't triaged before it was closed. If there is a reasonable case
>> for it to be re-opened, that's entirely possible.
>> My personal thought is that the resolution is absolutely fine. Other members
>> of the TF may have different thoughts though.
> I am fine with the resolution (having done plenty of localization work and UI work).
I also agree with the response.  It implies that all accesskeys are created based on logical language associations i.e. the assignment of the letter "S" to a Save link on an English site should be "G" for Guardar when translated to Spanish.  However, you can just as easily assign the number "1" to the Save link or the letter "A" in case "S" was already assigned to another control on the page.  This issue would better be described as requesting the abilty to "remap" accesskeys which seems better handled by the user agent or a plugin/extension.


Mark Sadecki
Web Accessibility Engineer
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
Telephone: +1.617.715.4017
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Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:56:26 UTC

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