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Re: several messages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:07:25 +0000 (UTC)
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907140602150.23663@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Simon Pieters wrote:
>
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/interactive-elements.html#using-the-accesskey-attribute-to-define-a-command
> 
> says
> 
> "The Action of the command is to run the focusing steps for the 
> element."
> 
> while all other commands the Action is basically the same as clicking.
> 
> Shouldn't it be fire a click event instead?

What would clicking do?


On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Simon Pieters wrote:
>
> "An element that is focusable, has an assigned access key, and is [not 
> an element that already defines a command], defines a command." 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/interactive-elements.html#using-the-accesskey-attribute-to-define-a-command
> 
> Please remove "that is focusable, ", since it seems pointless to require 
> that e.g.
> 
>    <div accesskey=a onclick=foo()>test</div>
> 
> should have an assigned access key that does nothing.

Don't use <div> for this purpose. Use <input type=button>, or <button>, or 
<a>.


On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Simon Pieters wrote:
> 
> Although you can add an authoring conformance requirement saying that an 
> element with an accesskey attribute that wouldn't otherwise define a 
> command must also have a tabindex attribute (since the browser should be 
> able to just focus the element).

I don't follow.

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