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RE:More data on accesskeys (New article written Nov. 1)

From: Andy Mabbett <andy_mabbett@birmingham.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 11:46:57 +0000
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> When asked after the tasks if they noticed the accesskeys or used them
> on other sites, replies varied between "what accesskeys", "what are
> accesskeys", and "yes, but I've never used them". Given the poor
> implementations both in browsers and in sites (e.g. one that gave
> 'helpful' hidden text that spelt them phonetically, but then they didn't
> work anyway), those type of results are hardly surprising.

A simple fix for the problem of access keys would be to allow the user to 
define their own access keys for, say, "home", "next", "previous", 
"search" "copyright info", "contents", etc.; and then to map these, for 
any given page, to the target pages specified in the "link" headers, e.g.:
        <link rel="home" href="http://www.example.com/index.htm">
        <link rel="search" href="http://www.example.com/search.htm">

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Andy Mabbett

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