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[whatwg] scripts that remove focus from links during document navigation

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 02:17:30 +1000
Message-ID: <4511699A.7070306@lachy.id.au>
Hallvord R M Steen wrote:
> Opera has a serious usability problem for keyboard- and device-users when
> pages do the following:
> 
> <a href="" onfocus="this.blur()">
> 
> We need some prose in a spec that allows a user agent to ignore blur() for
> accessibility reasons...
> 
> I'm not sure what spec to put it in, and we've also discussed possible
> collateral damage if sites use this in legitimate ways. Thoughts?

What legitimate use cases are there for blur()?  I've never used it, 
I've never never seen it used in a way that hasn't forced me to disable 
script to workaround it, and my searches only found explanations of how 
to use it, not why or when to use it.

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Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Wednesday, 20 September 2006 09:17:30 UTC

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