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What accesskeys are there? Re: Opera 7 supports ACCESSKEY

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 22:16:12 +1100
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Sander Tekelenburg <tekelenb@euronet.nl>
Message-Id: <0B908349-4B0E-11D7-BB45-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

The point is that the browser should show what accesskeys are available 
- especially since the browser may map the keys to other ones, or do 
something different.

I like sites that say somewhere on the page what they have done, 
including setting up accesskey. I don't like sites that claim I can 
follow a link that has an accesskey by pressing alt, the key, then 
enter - most browsers I use don't work like that, including IE for the 

There are a number of strategies possible. The user might not care or 
want to know, or they might like to have a bar like the links bar of 
favourites bar in some browsers, they might like a visual marker in the 
page like iCab does, or a list in a window.



On Friday, Feb 28, 2003, at 14:50 Australia/Melbourne, Sander 
Tekelenburg wrote:

> That last way is what iCab does: a trailing superscript accesskey, 
> enclosed
> in angle brackets. Clearly  stands out from the text itself.
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 06:16:20 UTC

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