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Re: Access Keys

From: Jon Gibbins (dotjay) <dotjay@nov5th.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 14:44:33 +0100
Message-ID: <429F0D41.1050007@nov5th.net>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Tina Holmboe wrote:

>   I'd disagree there - it's definetly a bug to have the *same* key
>   sequence launch a browser function AND an access key.
>   It's entirely reasonable that a browser would have one shortcut key
>   combination for user interface functions (alt+s for 'Search' in
>   Mozilla, for instance), and another for "trigger accesskey".
>   I'll concede that it may be more of a design flaw than a bug, but when
>   it interferes in this manner I am tempted to call it the latter.

It'd probably help if I explained that this particular shortcut is set 
by a Firefox extension and not Firefox itself (Sage feed reader).

I think Opera have the right idea in using separate triggering methods. 
But yes, I agree - currently, it's a UA issue and not necessarily an 
accesskey issue.


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