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[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 10:20:29 -0500
Message-ID: <41B86D3D.809@earthlink.net>
Petrazickis wrote:
> Can we petition keyboard/OS vendors for a new modifier key?

    I've thought the same thing a number of times. I've seen keyboards 
with browser-specific keys already. Would it really be asking them too 
much to put a key called "accesskey" or "acc" on a keyboard? Similarly, 
would it be asking too much for the ability to map your extra mouse 
buttons for use with HTML context menus? I'm kinda sick about hearing 
that the interface hardware is the limiting factor in an age where it's 
possible to create touchscreen-style keyboards like on Star Trek: The 
Next Generation.
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2004 07:20:29 UTC

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