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Re: Issue #69: Character key commands

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2017 08:48:00 +0100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <ca78ced0-a162-fde7-a4bb-9f4268735e22@splintered.co.uk>
On 16/05/2017 06:45, Gregg C Vanderheiden wrote:
[...]
> But I can’t think of the disadvantage.
>
> can someone help me here?
>
[...]
>   * it prevents the user from using the ‘e’ key for anything else — but
>     (since this only happens if they have focus on the page — and there
>     is nothing that the ‘e’ key can do on the page when not in edit mode
>     — I’m missing the problem.

I have made this particular point many times before as well...these 
single-key commands would only trigger accidentally in situations where 
the user is not on a control/element that is editable. However, it seems 
that the main concern is accidental unintended triggering (e.g. by 
overeager speech recognition, or by unintentionally hitting a key on the 
keyboard).

P
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