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[whatwg] Accesskey in Web Forms 2

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 15:26:10 +0000
Message-ID: <41923312.8000108@cam.ac.uk>

Matthew Thomas wrote:

> More common, perhaps, would be for UAs to automatically create (and 
> display on the page) shortcuts for form controls that had been used 
> frequently in the past.

> Non-conflicting keyboard shortcuts could be created by the user with 
> the help of the UA (as in my original example), or by the UA with the 
> help of the user (as in my example above). 

> (Well, it's a problem, but only because UA vendors haven't bothered to 
> implement the necessary underlining, not because of any spec deficiency.) 

> UA vendors have had over six years to come up with non-awkward support 
> for accesskey=. 

I don't understand. What makes you think that vendors would implement 
the complex code/UI needed to enble custom, per-site accesskeys when you 
note that they've already failed to implement simple enhancements that 
would make the current accesskey scheme more user friendly?
Received on Wednesday, 10 November 2004 07:26:10 UTC

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