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Re: Proposal for Keyboard Shortcuts for HTML5

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 14:38:44 +0200
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ty12qutfwxe0ny@widsith.local>

Hi Maciej and all,

> On Sep 21, 2007, at 3:44 AM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 13:03:03 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

>>> - Keyboard shortcuts are not discoverable. It's not obvious looking at  
>>> a web application whether it even has keyboard shortcuts, let alone  
>>> what they are.

>> This is an implementation issue. In Opera, if you activate accesskey  
>> mode (shift-esc is our current default, which I agree is non-intuitive.  
>> I remap it to one of the find-as-you-type shortcuts) then you see all  
>> the things that have accesskey. It would be helpful if there were an  
>> indicator that there is something there, but that's not a big deal.

I should have clarified this earlier. By "that's not a big deal" I mean  
that I don't think that fixing this involves anything like a change to the  
spec. Discoverability is a big deal in terms of something being successful.



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