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[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:49:06 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408261448140.21191@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > >
> > > Agreed; WA1 will probably give some way of automatically indicating access
> > > keys. (I haven't really looked at this yet, hence the empty section.)
> > 
> >    I'm pretty sure the HTML 4.01 specification suggests a visual indicator
> > for access keys, like underlining the character in the label. I think this
> > is more a failure on the part of UA vendors to implement it.
> 
> It does[1]. It is not required however, but highly recommended. Maybe HTML 5.0
> should make this a MUST rather than a SHOULD?
> 
> [1]<http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/interact/forms.html#h-17.11.2>

Just making it more obvious in the spec may help.

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