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RE: User friendly 404s reconsidered

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 07:15:27 -0700
To: "'Jesper Tverskov'" <jesper@tverskov.dk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00b401c6aff4$cc4f06d0$0201a8c0@bosshog>

Jesper Tverskov wrote:
>  I
> have even implemented Alt+4 to get to it, the "standard" access key
> to get to a search engine (nobody knows about it). 


Please be *VERY CAREFUL* when you start talking about "standards" -
especially when it comes to accesskeys.  The only place this is a
quasi-standard is with the UK government, and it's implementation is far
from wide-spread.  Further, it conflicts with other pre-mapped
keystrokes, which is why I still won't shut up about accesskeys.
Finally, I've yet to locate the ALT key on a Mac keyboard...

It is fine to have opinions, so long as they are clearly indicated as
such; categorically stating something that is fact when it is not does
all a dis-service.

John Foliot
John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
Web Accessibility Specialist
WATS.ca - Web Accessibility Testing and Services
Phone: 1-613-482-7053 
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2006 14:16:00 UTC

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